In this Mystery, students will be introduced to the Earth’s orbital movement around the Sun, as a means of seeing why the constellations change.
In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina chats about how the tilt of the Earth makes for both prime and not-so-prime growing conditions for things like pineapples.
In this activity, students will construct interactive lunar cycle models to illustrate the phases of the Moon in 3 dimensions.
This kinesthetic activity will demonstrate concepts like rotation and orbit, clarify movement and direction, and help students understand why earthlings see different things in the sky.
This kinesthetic activity demonstrates to students that the earth’s tilt is what is responsible for shifting light patterns and the change in seasons.
Because of the different amounts of time it take for Mars and the Earth to each orbit the sun, it sometimes may look like Mars is traveling backwards. In this interactive lesson, students will learn what “retrograde” and “opposition” means in astronomy while modeling this phenomenon.
In this interactive lesson, students will use kinesthetic techniques to model Earth’s orbit around the Sun for a year.