8th October 2004 at 01:00
Take two similar objects, one half the size of the other, and see what distance the larger one must be before they look the same size.

* Use a programmable toy to move around star shapes on the ground - use the same instructions from different starting points.

* Use a computer program, eg Starmap, to explore the stars and constellations.

* Make up a light-years times table eg Light takes 1year to go 6 million million miles, 2 years to go 12 million million miles and so on.

* Look for other dot patterns, eg freckles, and join up pictures in them.

* Follow a trail in the playground using markers and directional instructions.

* Draw landscapes of planets that might orbit distant stars.

* Imagine what other creatures might think of our Sun if they looked at it from across the universe.

* Get a star named after your school

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