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Wolfgang Christian, Todd Timberlake, and Mario Belloni
Solar and Lunar Eclipse Android App (beta) Solar and Lunar Eclipse model packaged as a stand-alone Android App. Requires Android 6 or above …
Solar and Lunar Eclipse model packaged as a stand-alone Android App. Requires Android 6 or above and fast processor for 3D WebGL.
This model of the solar system can explain eclipses of the sun and the moon. Earth's spin axis is fixed in direction over the short-term but tilted relative to its orbit around the sun. The seasons are a result of that tilt and are caused by the differential intensity of sunlight on different areas of Earth across the year. (6-8)
Kepler's laws describe common features of the motions of orbiting objects, including their elliptical paths around the sun. Orbits may change due to the gravitational effects from, or collisions with, other objects in the solar system. (9-12)
Crosscutting Concepts (K-12)
Systems and System Models (K-12)
When investigating or describing a system, the boundaries and initial conditions of the system need to be defined and their inputs and outputs analyzed and described using models. (9-12)
Models can be used to predict the behavior of a system, but these predictions have limited precision and reliability due to the assumptions and approximations inherent in models. (9-12)
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices (K-12)
Developing and Using Models (K-12)
Modeling in 9–12 builds on K–8 and progresses to using, synthesizing, and developing models to predict and show relationships among variables between systems and their components in the natural and designed worlds. (9-12)
Use a model to predict the relationships between systems or between components of a system. (9-12)
W. Christian, T. Timberlake, and M. Belloni, Computer Program SOLAR AND LUNAR ECLIPSE JS MODEL, Version 1.0 (2017), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14328&DocID=4690).
Christian, W., Timberlake, T., & Belloni, M. (2017). Solar and Lunar Eclipse JS Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved October 1, 2023, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14328&DocID=4690
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