In this activity, learners will use Google Sky to observe features of the night sky and share their observations. Learners partake in a "Telescope Treasure Hunt" as they look for suggested astronomical objects, and then they can design their own hunt for another learner. An included reading, "Step Back in Time" introduces learners to Maria Mitchell, the first American woman to discover a new comet, and a recommended book can take this historical connection further. This activity will allow learners to practice their observation skills by looking at things carefully, drawing sketches, and writing short descriptions as well as consider how astronomy technology has evolved over the years. This lesson guide includes tips and useful information specifically for parents and educators.


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