Materials List: The North
(Wall) Star

Each group needs:

  • 1 straw or 12-inch ruler (straws if students will keep the quadrants)
  • 1 piece of string (about 6 inches)
  • 1 sheet of poster-board or stiff paper (such as two pieces of construction paper glued together)
  • 1 small weight (such as a washer, metal nut or any small, heavy object)
  • 1 protractor (if available; share with other groups if necessary)
  • tape
  • 1 pencil