Constellations are groups of stars that form a picture, usually with a story behind it. But many constellations are also zodiac signs, like Libra, the scales.
Learn a little about the constellation called Cancer the crab with this constellations worksheet.
Before we knew what the stars were, people would often tell stories about the pictures that the stars formed. This one is called Aquila, the eagle!
Quite possibly the most famous constellation, the Big Dipper is a small part of Ursa Major, the big bear constellation.
If you were born in August or September, you may be familiar with Virgo, the zodiac sign. But did you know this character was originally a constellation?
Scorpio, the scorpion, is one of the zodiac signs but you can also find him up in the stars at night!
Back in ancient times, the stars were used as storytelling tools. People created characters and stories that they saw in the stars, like Leo the lion.
Many legends told by ancient people have characters that you can find as star formations called constellations! This one is Andromeda.
Did you know that before they were zodiac signs, characters like Taurus the bull were all constellations!
Look up into the night sky, and you may see three prominent stars side by side. This is Orion's belt, one of the most well known constellations!