This Kinesthetic Astronomy: Earth's Rotation activity & project also includes:
After completing the activity, "Kinesthetic Astronomy: The Meaning of a Year," zoom in on Earth's rotation using the same simulation setup and this outline. Each class member dons a map of the Western Hemisphere and plays the part of Earth as it rotates on its axis. They identify their equators and north poles as reference points and note what comes into view in different positions as they turn. You will certainly want to check out the other lessons that make use of the kinesthetic astronomy setup put out by the same publisher.
- One of six related lessons about positions in space
- Adaptable to fifth grade Next Generation Science Standards
- Physical modeling helps learners to visually grasp concepts