Making a Star


Without showing the title:

  • What do you think is happening here?
  • Who is the man? What is he doing?
  • Give this picture a title (hint: begin with ‘how’ or ‘why’).


Show the title:

  • Using this picture, explain how stars are made.
  • What are stars made from?
  • Is this man the only person making stars?
  • Are there any specific tools or equipment needed to make stars?
  • How do the stars get into the sky when they’re ready?
  • How long do they last?
  • Are there any warnings or tips for people who may want to try it?
  • Writing: Explanation text – How stars are made
  • Picture book link: The Wonder by Faye Hanson – see ‘the galaxy-makers’ page.


Credit: Goro Fujita

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