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Tony Clarke

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ZOOM - a Galaxy💫 in a JAR🥫

Create your own miniature galaxy in a jar. 👉 YOU WILL NEED ☜(゚ヮ゚☜) Jar / Baby oil or clear school glue / Glycerin / Glitter / cotton balls & star sequins (optional) / Food colouring (blue and red) / water / container and spoon 👉🤔 HOW TO Fill your jar halfway with baby oil or clear glue then a few tablespoons of Glycerin . Add glitter and stars. Combine water with food dye (about four drops of blue and one to two drops of red). Add water to jar. Screw on lid*. Shake to see the galaxy. 😉*You may want to glue the lid on. 👩🏾‍🏫Further Learning Opportubities🤔 Stars are actually very large, but they are very far away so they look small. In fact, stars are so far away from Earth that the only reason that we see stars at all is that they are exceptionally bright. What are stars? What does it mean when you see a falling star? They are not really stars, they are small dust particles floating in space. They are moving so fast that they burn, leaving behind a glow. If interested go to page 1 and tap👆 on the link. There is further video's and questions to help you present your research and findings on page 3. When all activities are complete, remember to check your efforts and sign out of your seesaw account.

2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, Art, Home Learning, Science
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This activity was created to be done as a pre-visit to a Patch Theatre production. (Galaxy Jar. Hold a whole Galaxy in your hands). I have utalized their site and presented so it could be done and presented on Seesaw. The activity can also be done as a stand alone activity or intro to a galaxy/planet investigation.