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OBSERVATION UNIT Page










Essential Questions for the Observation Unit:


1. What natural objects can you see in the day and/or night sky?


2. What causes changes in the day and/or night sky?


3. What causes constellations to change position during the night? the year?


4. What causes moon phases?


5. What causes solar and lunar eclipses?


6. What causes daily tides?


7. What causes Spring and Neap tides?


8. What causes the Seasons?


CLICK HERE TO OPEN REVIEW NOTES FROM CLASS



CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE STANDARDS FOR THE OBSERVATION UNIT



Blank Star Set Master to be used to practice for star set quizzes


Star Set Master - This has all of the star sets for studying purposes



USEFUL LINKS


Examining the phases of the moon from Earth and Space use this link to fill in the moon phases sheet from class

Observing a Lunar Eclipse

Observe a Solar Eclipse

Interactive Eclipse Simulator #1

Interactive Eclipse Simulator #2

Exploring a model of Earth's yearly revolution around the Sun

Supermoon video from TIME Magazine

CONSTELLATION VIDEOS

History Channel introduction to constellations. Read this before you start your myth,



MOON VIDEOS

History Channel Introduction to Moon Phases and Eclipses


Video explaining why we always see the same side of the Moon from the Earth

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MOON PHASE ANIMATION CLICK ON IMAGE TO OPEN PLAYER

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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF MOON PHASES WITH THIS ACTIVITY, CLICK IMAGE BELOW
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Click the image below to see "Basketball Moon Phases"
Basketball Phases Simulator
Another neat Moon Phase Simulation
Lunar Phases Simulator (NAAP)
Click below to see an animation showing why the Moon takes 27.3 days to revolve around the Earth but 29.5 days to revolve around the Sun
Three Views Simulator

Eclipse Simulator
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Lunar Phase Vocabulary Practice Click on Image Below
Lunar Phase Vocabulary
Tidal Bulge Simulation Click Below
Tidal Bulge Simulation
Moon Phases with Bisectors
Moon Phases With Bisectors
Seasons Simulator
Seasons Simulator (NAAP)
Earth's Tilted Axis Simulator
Obliquity Simulator
Sun's Rays and Direct.Indirect Heating of Earth Simulator
Sun's Rays Simulator