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Cycles of the Sun and Moon
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In this activity students download sunrise and sunset data along with moon phase data and graph these data sets together in a spreadsheet in order to visualize the cycles of the seasons and the moon.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
John McDaris
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Earth Science: Super Spacial Space
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Students will use cospace app to first show Newton’s laws and then to develop their own virtual solar system that expresses all of earth’s motions.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lee Ann Holmes
Date Added:
10/29/2019
The Earth's Heat Budget
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Students investigate the effects of distance and angle on the input of solar radiation at the Earth's surface, the role played by albedo, and the heat capacity of land and water.

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National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Author:
Roy Plotnick
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Language of Science: Earth's Tides
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This resource supports English language development for English language learners. This resource provides background and additional resources about tides and what causes them.

Subject:
English as a Second Language
Earth Science
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Lesson
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
National Geographic
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Moon Orbits the Sun?!?!
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Students compute the strengths of the gravitational forces exerted on the Moon by the Sun and by the Earth, and compare them. Demonstrate the actual shape of the Moon's orbit around the Sun. Students will understand the gravitational forces between bodies and tidal forces generated by those bodies are different, and compare the two.

Provider:
PUMAS
Author:
Stephen J. Edberg, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Motions of the Sun Lab
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The NAAP Motions of the Sun Lab reviews some of the material from the Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab and The Rotating Sky Lab and adds information to put all the pieces together for a more complete description of the motions of the sun. Computation of meridional altitude and stellar visibility are also introduced.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Author:
Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Motions of the Sun Simulator
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This simulation explores the sun/Earth connection. It allows variables to be manipulated such as time of year, latitude, angle, annalema, and declination, in teaching seasons.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Author:
Dr. Kevin Lee
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Planet Earth
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Planet EarthGiving us credit when you use our content and technology is not just important for legal reasons. When you provide attribution to CK-12 Foundation, you support the ability of our non-profit organization to make great educational experiences available to students around the world.Our Creative Commons License welcomes you to use our content and technology when you give us attribution. If you have any questions about our policies, contact us at support@ck12.org

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
ERIN WOLFHOPE
Date Added:
03/22/2020
Seasonal Change on Land and Water
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Students will review global visualizations of incoming sunlight and surface temperature and discuss seasonal change.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Sun's Path Lab
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Students explain the apparent motion of the sun through the sky on an average day and how this relates to seasonal differences in length of daylight.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
New York Science Teacher
Author:
Joseph Henderson and Rush Henrietta
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Sun's Surprising Movement Across the Sky
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This video explains the Sun's analemma - the "figure 8" pattern that would result if we could take a picture of the sky at the same time every day for an entire year.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Author:
Gordon Williamson
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Tilted Earth
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In this Science Update, learn how the earth got tilted on its axis. Audio and transcript versions are available. Supplemental resources, including a background essay and discussion questions, are also provided.

Subject:
Science
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Reading
Provider:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Author:
Science NetLinks
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Why is Summer Hot?
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Students demonstrate how insolation is affected by latitude by using a pair of thermometers, taped to cardboard and placed outside on a sunny day.

Provider:
PUMAS
Author:
Stephen J. Edberg, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Why is There a Tidal Bulge Opposite the Moon?
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Students use mathematics to understand tides and gravitation and how gravity works across astronomical distances.

Provider:
PUMAS
Author:
Stephen J. Edberg, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Date Added:
06/24/2019