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Star Motion on the Horizon JS Package
written by Mario Belloni and Kristen Thompson
The Star Motion on the Horizon JS Package displays how the appearance and motion of the stars near and around the northern, southern, eastern, and western horizon change over the course of hours. The specific latitude modeled can be changed with a slider. The north celestial pole (NCP) is shown in yellow and star trails are shown in white.  

The Star Motion on the Horizon JS Package was developed using the Easy JavaScript Simulations (EjS) version 6.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run html page and requires only a browser with JavaScript support.  This model runs on tablets.
1 source code document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Fundamentals
= Night Sky
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Image/Image Set
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- General Publics
- application/javascript
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Free access
License:
This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.
Rights Holder:
Mario Belloni
Merlot:
pending
Keywords:
EJS, EJSS, Easy Java Simulations, JavaScript, OSP, Open Source Physics, astronomy simulation, east, horizon, north, rising, setting, south, star motion, west
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created July 26, 2019 by Mario Belloni
Record Updated:
July 27, 2019 by Wolfgang Christian
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July 26, 2019

AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

4. The Physical Setting

4A. The Universe
  • K-2: 4A/P2. The sun can be seen only in the daytime, but the moon can be seen sometimes at night and sometimes during the day. The sun, moon, and stars all appear to move slowly across the sky.
  • K-2: 4A/P3. The moon looks a little different every day but looks the same again about every four weeks.
4B. The Earth
  • 6-8: 4B/M5. The moon's orbit around the earth once in about 28 days changes what part of the moon is lighted by the sun and how much of that part can be seen from the earth- the phases of the moon.

11. Common Themes

11B. Models
  • 6-8: 11B/M1. Models are often used to think about processes that happen too slowly, too quickly, or on too small a scale to observe directly. They are also used for processes that are too vast, too complex, or too dangerous to study.

NSES Content Standards

Con.D: Earth & Space Science
  • K-4: Objects in the Sky
  • K-4: Changes in Earth & Sky

NSES Professional Development Standards

PD.A: Learn Science Content through Inquiry
  • Active Investigation: Involve teachers in actively investigating phenomena that can be studied scientifically, interpreting results, and making sense of findings consistent with currently accepted scientific understanding.
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M. Belloni and K. Thompson, Computer Program STAR MOTION ON THE HORIZON JS PACKAGE, Version 1.0 (2019), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15117&DocID=5082).
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M. Belloni and K. Thompson, Computer Program STAR MOTION ON THE HORIZON JS PACKAGE, Version 1.0 (2019), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15117&DocID=5082>.
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Belloni, M., & Thompson, K. (2019). Star Motion on the Horizon JS Package (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved November 22, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15117&DocID=5082
Chicago Format
Belloni, Mario, and Kristen Thompson. "Star Motion on the Horizon JS Package." Version 1.0. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15117&DocID=5082 (accessed 22 November 2019).
MLA Format
Belloni, Mario, and Kristen Thompson. Star Motion on the Horizon JS Package. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2019. 22 Nov. 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15117&DocID=5082>.
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