Type:

Other

Description:

This simulation reviews some of the material from Basic Coordinates and Seasons Module and The Rotating Sky Module and adds information to put all the pieces together for a more complete description of the motions of the sun culminating in the the Paths of the Sun Simulator. Computation of meridional altitude and stellar visibility are also introduced. The user can change the date, latitude and speed of the orbit. Instructor resources are available including student manuals, assessment materials, and a list of the assumptions used. This is part of a collection of astronomy applets.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

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

Keywords:

NSDL,Solar System,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Gravity,orbital period,Space Science,planets,Mathematics,earth,Classical Mechanics,The Sun,meridional altitude,Mathematical Tools,Fundamentals,sun,Coordinate Systems,Orbits,solar motion,latitude,Astronomy,solar fundamentals,Informal Education,Higher Education,Undergraduate (Upper Division),polar coordinates,seasons,rotation,Physics,sidereal,orbit,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080905112558974T,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Night Sky,Education,Technology,Geoscience

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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