Type:

Other

Description:

An algebra-based overview of elementary and pre-telescope astronomy. Topics covered include sundials, seasons, calendars, precession, shape and rotation of Earth, Greek astronomy, the path to heliocentric theory and extensive sections on Kepler's laws. It also has sections on the Moon and how its distance was found. Many historical details, stories, and applications are included. This is part of a wider site "From Stargazers to Starships" which has related lesson plans, glossary, timeline, problems, and Spanish and French translations.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Gravity,Celestial Mechanics,Space Science,Mathematics,calendar,Classical Mechanics,Fundamentals,sun,moon,High School,Astronomy,Informal Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003061827787T,Higher Education,Middle School,sundials,Greek,seasons,History/Policy/Law,Physics,precession,Kepler,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Kepler's Laws,Education,Technology,Geoscience,history

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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