Constellations formative

Hello everyone, I’m looking for some suggestions on improving an assessment on constellations. Right now the one we are using is very low DOK - identification only - we show them a picture and they select which constellation they are seeing. I know that I can have them draw or use the show their work panel to increase DOK but am looking for other suggestions!

Thanks in advance.

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The only things I can think of have to do with the calendar.
– sort by season?
– order them by calendar year and when they are visible in your area?
– Show a picture… have them write and identify the constellation by name, how it got that name, time of year/season it appears… what constellations surround it?

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Outside the scope of formative directly, but … I have a project that starts with students exploring one constellation but then moving on to addressing the problem of light pollution: http://mariana68.wixsite.com/constellations

Sharing in case you want to incorporate something like that.

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That’s a great extension!

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