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Constellation Myths Lesson for Kids

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A group of stars that makes a pattern is called a _____.

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1. Each constellation has a story that tells why it is in the sky. This story is known as a _____.

2. According to one myth, which constellation may have been banished to the sky for bragging about how many animals he could kill?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In connect-the-dots pictures, something that looks like a random group of spots turns into a familiar image. This is similar to the way ancient people found familiar shapes in night sky - by connecting the stars. Then they made up stories about each constellation to help them remember. This quiz will help you see how well you understand constellations with questions about specific stories and definitions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will help you test your understanding of the following:

  • Number of constellations
  • Some constellations that are thought of as mother and son
  • A constellation that's said to be banished for bragging

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on constellation myths
  • Making connections - use understanding of star patterns to interpret constellation myths
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding specific stories of constellations

Additional Learning

You can review the lesson titled Constellation Myths Lesson for Kids to learn more about the stars and the stories people tell about them. This lesson goes into more details, such as:

  • The five main constellations
  • Northern and southern hemispheres
  • Different myths about the same constellation
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