Astronomy Share-a-thon 69 Files

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Sun's Path Lab Activity
This computer-based lab has students test their understanding of the sun's apparent movement (within an observer's celestial sphere) using a University of Nebraska interactive animation. Daily and seasonal changes are covered in this activity.

Planetary Scaling Pre-Assessment Test
This is a simple test given before a lab on scaling within the solar system. Helps to address misconceptions before and after the lab.

Review Worksheet on Astronomy
Astronomy questions from five consecutive New York regents exams.

Spectroscopy & the Doppler Effect Lab
Lab showing the different types of spectra and how they are used to determine the elements in the stars and questions pertaining to red-shift and blue-shift in the universe.

Exit Ticket: Sun's Apparent Path
This single page can be cut in half for a quick assessment, or "exit ticket". Students are asked to draw the sun's daily apparent path on a celestial sphere for an observer located in lower New York State on both equinox and solstice dates.

4 seasons
Designed to use the keyboard to change parameters, this view of the earth around the sun is intended to describe to students what is mean by Oblate sphereoid, eccentricity, axis or rotation and even which direction the earth spins and how you

Sun's Path Lab Activity (Black & White Version)
B&W VERSION:This computer-based lab has students test their understanding of the sun's apparent movement (within an observer's celestial sphere) using a University of Nebraska interactive animation. Daily and seasonal changes are covered in this a

Exit Ticket: Determining Time & Rotation (North Pole View)
Students determine earthbound observers' local time based on a north pole view of earth's rotation with respect to the sun's rays.

Exit Ticket: Determining Time & Rotation (North Pole & Equatorial View)
This was written as a pre-assessment, although it can easily be edited and used for another purpose. Students determine earthbound observers' local time based on a north pole and equatorial view of earth's rotation with respect to the sun's rays

Big Bang Theory
powerpoint about the big bang theory and history of the universe