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In this activity, students measure the length of the day using the rotation of the Earth, and discover that the Sun is not exactly in the same place at the same clock time every day, understand that the changes are due to motions of the Earth, and lead to differences in solar, star, and sidereal time. This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.

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    • Grade 1
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    Keywords:

    Space Science,Sidereal day,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Earth's orbit,High School,Analemma,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Astronomy,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123517293T,Geoscience,Earth and space science:Earth, moon and sun:Days,Earth Science

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    English

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