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In this activity, a Whiffle® ball containing a battery-operated buzzer is twirled in a circle to demonstrate the Doppler effect.  The demonstration is an illustration of how stellar spectra can be used to measure a star's motion relative to Earth along the line of sight. This activity is part of Unit 2 in the Space Based Astronomy guide that contains background information, worksheets, assessments, extensions, and standards.

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    Middle School,NSDL,Upper Elementary,Grade 5,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Physical sciences:Light and optics,Physics,Elementary School,Space Science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Astrophysics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123200669T,Physical sciences:Vibration and waves

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