Young scholars construct simple altitude tracking devices that are used to measure the angle a rocket reaches above ground, as seen from a remote tracking site. The angel is drawn on a graph and the altitude is read from a scale.
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Solar Kit Lesson #7 Positioning Solar Panels I: Explorations with Tracking
Students track and record data on the Sun's position in the sky and on the output of a solar panel tracking the Sun. On a second day, students graph and analyze the data to identify relationships between (1) the time of day, (2) the...
6th - 8th Science
The International Space Station in Orbit (ISS)
Students discuss the function of the International Space Station. In this astronomy lesson plan, students compare its track on a 2D map and the globe. They explain why ISS can be seen from higher altitudes if its altitude is increased.
7th - 12th Science
Solar Kit Lesson #7 - Positioning Solar Panels I: Explorations with Tracking
In this first part of a two-part lesson, learners track and record the sun's azimuth using a solar panel. They graph and analyze the data to identify relationships among the time of day, the altitude and azimuth of the sun, and the...
6th - 9th Science