A Lunar Transit of the Sun from Space
In this moon worksheet, students determine the angular size of the moon and draw a scaled model of the Earth, moon, and sun and given distances and positions. This worksheet has 4 problems to solve.
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Measure the Solar Diameter
Scientists could measure the diameter of the sun before they knew its distance. Scholars construct a simple mirror box to measure the diameter for themselves. They compare this measurement with the official size, listed in a textbook,...
7th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Sending a Sundial to Mars
You know him from his famous science education videos, but now hear him get personal as he tells the story of how his father, while being a prisoner of war, became fascinated with sundials. Today, he has inherited the fascination, and in...
8 mins 11th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Comets And Modeling For Mission Success
Students investigate the characteristics of lessons that are necessary to deliver a great curriculum. Teachers take the role of students to follow the path a comet travels through space. They create simulation models for the possible...
Higher Ed Science