Observing the Suns Position and Motion
Big Idea: Sky objects have properties, locations, and predictable patterns of movements that can be observed and described. Those motions explain such phenomena as the day, the year, the seasons, phases of the moon, and eclipses.
Goal: Students will conduct a series of inquiries about the motion of the Sun in the sky using prescribed Internet simulations and learn how the Sun follows different pathways at different times of the year.
a) Find the CHANGE YOUR OBSERVING LOCATION link under Configuration and set your observing location and time zone. If you use the search feature, you should just be able to click Update at the bottom of the screen.
b) Find INTERACTIVE SKY CHART...
Excerpt from file: ObservingtheSunsPositionandMotion BigIdea:Skyobjectshaveproperties,locations,andpredictablepatternsofmovementsthatcan beobservedanddescribed.Thosemotionsexplainsuchphenomenaastheday,theyear,the seasons,phasesofthemoon,andeclipses.
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