Can you spot some star constellations? Dan from Afternoons on Fun Kids sets you a Summer Challenge!

Watch Dan's video below!

Dan’s always looking at some of the most crazy and dangerous stuff in the whole world – and beyond – in the Fun Kids Science Weekly Podcast.

And with the clear weather set to last, Dan thought he’d get you out of the day and into the night for his Summer Challenge!

Can you spot some star constellations where you live? There are a few key ones to try looking out for…

The very first thing to do before you even try stargazing is to check the weather forecast! If it’s too cloud, you won’t see anything.

Once you’ve checked the forecast, get some warm clothes and then ask an adult to take you star watching.

You’ll need an area away from light pollution so try a hill in the countryside.

When you arrive, use a book or a phone app to check you’re looking in the right place. Here are some constellations you might spot…

Some popular star-spotting mobile apps include SkyView and SkyMap!

The easiest way to spot a constellation is to search for the North Star – that’s the brightest star in the sky – and work from there.

Remember, will be one new thing posted at 8am every week day this summer so be sure to visit the Summer Challenge page and keep up to date!

Click here to visit the Daily Summer Challenge page!

Most of all, we want to see what you make with the challenges we set. So send us a photo or get in touch and let us know how you got on!

As if that wasn’t enough, you can also download the free Fun Kids Summer Challenge tracker to make sure you do every single one.

Just check off each challenge as you complete it – can you get them all?

Fun Kids Daily Summer Challenge!

We're sharing something to do every day during the summer holidays! From going outdoors and trying fun games to learning new stuff and competing with friends!


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