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Science & Nature

Astronomy and Culture: Greek Constellation Myths

Explore the connections between Greek mythology and astronomy! Each week we will spotlight a constellation and explore the Greek myth behind it, then create our own constellation art!
Lisa Greenhut
407 total reviews for this teacher
10 reviews for this class
Completed by 26 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 6 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Students will explore the constellations in the context of Ancient Greek myths.
Students will observe features of stars, including position in the sky, apparent brightness, size, and color.
I teach astronomy at the American Museum of Natural History and look forward to sharing my love of the solar system with you!
Supplies for the constellation project: -Week 1 - Blank star map printout - provided by instructor -Weeks 2-6: Provided printout for each constellation - distributed weekly by the instructor -Pencil and eraser -Preferred coloring supplies -Optional: Stickers, highlighters, or other art tools
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Greek and Roman myths contain references to sexuality, violence, and mortality. These references will be addressed in passing in a developmentally appropriate and sensitive manner.
We will be drawing from sources such as Homer's Iliad, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths, and the book Star Stories. All stories will be retold in the instructor's original words using public domain images. We will be utilizing the program Stellarium to visualize the night sky.


Lisa Greenhut
Lives in the United States
Museum educator, science enthusiast and homeschooling parent
407 total reviews
278 completed classes

About Me

My name is Lisa and I love science! I'm a science educator at the American Museum of Natural History, and I want to bring science classes straight to you. Some of my favorite topics are:
-Rocks and Minerals - Geology rocks!
-Volcanoes - Explosive... 
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