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Suggested activities and investigations (from CAPS document)
Early viewing of space
- People can see planets and stars in the night sky
- Stars can be arranged into visible constellations
- Different cultures have identified and named certain constellations
- Some constellations have stories linked to them
- Using star maps of the Southern Sky to identify a few easily recognizable constellations such as the Southern Cross, Orion and also the planets.
- Observing, recording and comparing the appearance of the Southern Cross constellation by viewing it at least three times during the months of September and October.
- People can see more detail in the sky when they use a telescope
- A telescope forms an image of the object and magnifies it
- There are three different types of telescopes (Use INFORMATION ON TELESCOPES)
- Good conditions for looking into space includes cloudless skies with limited light and air pollution
- SA has many locations that meet these requirements
- Drawing with labels to explain how a telescope works (any type of telescope).
- Presenting an information poster on a telescope, explaining how it is used and noting the information captured.
- Discussing the many opportunities in South Africa for careers in astronomy (not for assessment).
2 WEEKS SHOULD BE LEFT FOR REVISION