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Orientation of the Earth in Space

Students hypothesize the location of the sun in the sky at diferent times of day and at different latitudes. They perform several experiments to provide evidence for their hypothesis. Experiments including observing the sun's position at various times during the day and using a clay model of the earth with toothpicks at different latitudes to use shadow lengths to determine the positon of the sun at those latitudes.

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Resource Details

Grade
4th - 8th
Subjects
Science
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 day
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Worksheet