Ursa Major & Minor Constellation Myths Lesson for Kids


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In the constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, what does 'Ursa' mean?

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1. What is an asterism?

2. In Greek mythology, which of these beings became Ursa Major?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Explore the myths about Ursa Major and Ursa Minor with these study questions. You'll be quizzed on important topics like the meanings of 'Ursa' and 'asterism'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These points of study will be covered on the quiz/worksheet:

  • A being from Greek mythology that turned into Ursa Major
  • What different civilizations saw in the shape of Ursa Major
  • One myth about the Little Dipper

Skills Practiced

  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about the myths of Ursa Major and Ursa Minor
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain main words, such as 'asterism' and 'Ursa'
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about a figure from Greek myth who became Ursa Major
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the Little Dipper to explain what the stars represent, according to a myth

Additional Learning

For more, you can access the lesson we've called Ursa Major & Minor Constellation Myths Lesson for Kids. Follow along with these study points listed to guide you along:

  • Details about the Little Dipper and the Big Dipper
  • Greek astronomer who named these constellations
  • Chinese, Roman and Hindu names given to these stars
  • Myths from Native-American peoples and slaves in the U.S. during the Civil War