Parallax Teacher Resources
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Parallax in Observing StarsLesson Planet
7 mins 11th - Higher Ed
Parallax is the apparent change of an object determined by the line of sight. Sal defines the concept of parallax and applies it to how we determine the relative distance between us and near-by stars. He draws a diagram to illustrate...
Stellar Parallax ClarificationLesson Planet
2 mins 11th - Higher Ed
A short clarification begins where the last video on stellar distance left off. Its intention is to clarify the trigonometry involved in using Parallax to determine stellar distance. The instructor uses the equations from the previous...
Stellar Distance Using ParallaxLesson Planet
12 mins 11th - Higher Ed
As a follow up to the Kahn Academy video on parallax, this video focuses on parallax as it relates to astronomical distance. Sal uses cardinal directions and the seasons to orient students in the proverbial night sky. After providing a...
An application of the Parallax EffectLesson Planet
9th - 12th
In this parallax effect worksheet, high schoolers observe 2 photographs taken of an active area of the sun by 2 STEREO satellites and 1 photograph taken of the same active area of the sun by the SOHO satellite. Students observe the shift...
Determination of the Refractive Index of a Glass Block Using Snell's LawLesson Planet
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Willebrord Snellius, an astronomer and mathematician, is known in the English speaking world as Snell. The third activity in the 11-part series uses Snell's Law. Scholars locate an image formed in a glass block with a search pin. Then...
The New Astronomy: Crash Course History of Science #13Lesson Planet
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Sword duels, religious unrest, war—who says science is boring? Aspiring astronomers discover fascinating facts about the famous scientists that dared challenge the accepted model of the solar system in the 13th video of a 16-part History...