Materials for educators
Fight for the Stars: Be a Knight for the Night
A light pollution curriculum developed the by DarkSky Texas chapter, with videos and activity sheets for two levels: 1) elementary students and above, 2) middle school students and above.
Games and activities about wildlife and light pollution.
Individual activities and games from the Wildlife Workbooks
- Light Pollution and Wildlife Crossword Puzzle (PDF)
- Wildlife_Word_Search (PDF)
- Wildlife_Connect_the_Dots (PDF)
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) is the U.S. national research and development center for ground-based, nighttime astronomy. NOAO is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.
- Dark Skies Rangers: Dark Skies and Energy Education Ages 11-13
- International Year of Light Quality Lighting Teaching Kit Focus Group Files Ages 12-18
- Globe at Night Citizen-Science Campaign All ages
- Protect our Night Sky/Reduce Light Pollution Ages 11-15 (12-page PDF of information and activities from the Bush Telegraph, published by the nonprofit NaDeet, the educational core of NamibRand International Dark Sky Reserve, Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve
- Save_the_Stars_Ages 4-8
- Diorama of the Night Art Project Ages 6-12
- Mini Page on Light Pollution Ages 8-10 (four-page PDF about light pollution and good lighting)
- Outdoor Lighting Audit Lesson Plan Ages 14 and older
- Introduction to Lighting PowerPoint Presentation Ages 14 and older
by Jamie Hogan
Ages 5–8, Grades K–3
Tamen aches to see the stars, but none are visible in the light-polluted sky above the fire escape of his urban building. Even in the local park, the stars are hidden by city lights. Tamen’s mom, a nightshift nurse, takes him camping. For one magical night on the shore of a wilderness pond, the Milky Way in all its glory belongs to them.
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