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written by Kevin M. Lee
This simulation-based teaching module illustrates three different, but related concepts. Terrestrial coordinates and the celestial equatorial coordinate system are both simulated, allowing students to explore the motion of the sun and how it relates to seasons. Interactive maps display terrestrial and celestial equatorial coordinates; students can change the point location on the map and view coordinates from different reference points. The third component of this package explores Earth's seasons and the ecliptic as the earth orbits the sun.

This module is part of a larger collection of simulation-based labs for introductory astronomy.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Solar System
= Earth
- The Sun
- High School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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celestial equatorial coordinates, earth, ecliptic, orbit, seasons, sun, terrestrial coordinates
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This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.

Topic: Astronomy
Unit Title: Astronomy Resources For the High School Classroom

In this module, you'll find simulations for introducing terrestrial coordinates (latitude/longitude), celestial equatorial coordinates, and how Earth's seasons are related to its axial tilt. It will help build a foundation for understanding obliquity, the angle between an object's rotational axis and a line perpendicular to its orbital plane. Knowledge of obliquity is crucial for astronomy calculations and Earth-based observation. Includes detailed student guide, assessment materials, and background information.

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K. Lee, (Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2002), WWW Document, (http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion1/motion1.html).
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K. Lee, Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab (Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2002), <http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion1/motion1.html>.
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Lee, K. (2007, March 26). Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab. Retrieved July 15, 2024, from Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska: http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion1/motion1.html
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Lee, Kevin. Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab. Lincoln: Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, March 26, 2007. http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion1/motion1.html (accessed 15 July 2024).
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Lee, Kevin. Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab. Lincoln: Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, 2002. 26 Mar. 2007. 15 July 2024 <http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion1/motion1.html>.
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### Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab:

Accompanies Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Motions of the Sun Lab

A companion module by the same authors that explores polar coordinates and motions of the sun.

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