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published by the Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska
written by Kevin M. Lee
This resource reviews material from Basic Coordinates and Seasons Module and The Rotating Sky Module and adds information to put all the pieces together for a more complete description of the motions of the sun, culminating in the the Paths of the Sun Simulator. Computation of meridional altitude and stellar visibility are also introduced. Students can change the date, latitude, and speed of the orbit. Instructor resources are available including student manuals, assessment materials, and a list of the assumptions used.

This teaching module is part of a collection of digital labs for introductory astronomy. See Related Materials for links to two additional NAAP modules that complement this resource.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Fundamentals
= Night Sky
- Solar System
- The Sun
Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
= Orbits
Mathematical Tools
- Coordinate Systems
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- New teachers
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© 2002 University of Nebraska
Permission is granted to use for noncommercial purposes as long as it remains unmodified.
Keywords:
earth, latitude, meridional altitude, orbit, orbital period, planets, polar coordinates, rotation, seasons, sidereal, solar fundamentals, solar motion, sun
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Metadata instance created August 18, 2008 by Alea Smith
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January 25, 2012 by Caroline Hall
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AIP Format
K. Lee, (Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2002), WWW Document, (http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion3/motion3.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
K. Lee, Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Motions of the Sun Lab (Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2002), <http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion3/motion3.html>.
APA Format
Lee, K. (2007, March 26). Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Motions of the Sun Lab. Retrieved April 21, 2014, from Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska: http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion3/motion3.html
Chicago Format
Lee, Kevin. Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Motions of the Sun Lab. Lincoln: Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, March 26, 2007. http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion3/motion3.html (accessed 21 April 2014).
MLA Format
Lee, Kevin. Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Motions of the Sun Lab. Lincoln: Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, 2002. 26 Mar. 2007. 21 Apr. 2014 <http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion3/motion3.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Kevin Lee", Title = {Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Motions of the Sun Lab}, Publisher = {Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {21 April 2014}, Month = {March 26, 2007}, Year = {2002} }
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Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Motions of the Sun Lab:

Accompanies Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab

A companion module by the same authors that explores terrestrial coordinates and celestial equatorial coordinate systems.

relation by Caroline Hall
Accompanies Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: The Rotating Sky Lab

A companion module by the same authors that introduces the horizon coordinate system and the celestial equatorial coordinate system.

relation by Caroline Hall

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