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Precession

Students explain how Hipparchus, around 130 BC, used a shift in the predicted location of a lunar eclipse to detect a slight shift in the path of the Sun around the sky. They examine the elliptical orbit in which the Earth travels around the sun.

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Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
English Language Arts
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Instructional Strategy
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