Sky Science - Constellations

The students program a robot to make a scale plot of a constellation. The robot starts at the Pole Star facing galactic North, turns toward the constellation and moves the the first star. As the robot arrives at a star, it marks the location of the star with a felt pen and displays the name of the star on the robot's screen. To do this, the students have to measure a star map using millimeters, measure angles using a protractor, decide on the ratio of the distance measured between stars, to the distance the robot would travel. See