Class Activity: Satellite Tracker

Demonstrate how the Skywatch website works, locating your city via The International Space Station. Have cooperative groups use string and a protractor to identify an azimuth. When each groups' height has been marked, you will have a model of the path of the space station. This detailed resource comes complete with troubleshooting tips, assessments, and references. It is a worthwhile activity to try with your class.

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