Flashlight Solar System

We love going outside late at night and observing the stars in the sky. This Flashlight Solar System experiment is a fun way to do that by bringing your favorite constellations inside!

Flashlight Solar System

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Flashlight Solar System

Here’s what you need to make this Flashlight Solar System activity:

Flashlight Solar System Constellation Cards


Cut out the constellation cards and use the needle to poke holes where the stars appear.

Tape each constellation card onto the end of a flashlight. The constellations will shine through when you turn on the light!

Flashlight Solar System Constellations

Shine your flashlight onto the wall or ceiling to reveal the constellations.

Flashlight Solar System

Did you know? There are officially 88 constellations, according to the International Astronomical Union. How cool is that?!

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