Great worksheet detailing our address in the universe.
Analyzing Star Trails
Students examine and analyze a star trail photo taken by an earth science student in New York State. A single period activity that can be used to include discussion of: Location of Polaris; Apparent motion of stars; Rate of earth's rotation.
Students examine map and photograph of setting sun aligned with 34th St. in NYC to determine the date that the photograph was made. Makes a good "wrap-up" activity, or can be done as a lesson led by the teacher.
Tides At The Battery, NY
How can graphs be used to understand the tides? Students will use current data from the web to graph recent tides and tide predictions. They will analyze the tidal pattern and determine the accuracy of the predictions. They will make predictions.
Teaching Earth-Moon Scaling
Exploring questions and comparing alternative conceptions about Earth-Moon relationships provide an opportunity to: Emphasize the primary role of empirical criteria, logical argument and skeptical review in the historical.
Weighing And Determining The Average Density Of Earth
1. the Law of Gravitation, applied to the Earth System 2. density 3. experimental errors
Plot stars on a graph and find out what Ejnar Hertzsprung and Henry Russell showed the world.
Planet Travel Project
The year is 2050, and space travel is no longer science fiction. You are employed by a major advertising company, and your latest assignment is to prepare a travel presentation for another planet in our solar system.
Students will design a research module that could be landed on Mars to collect data.
The Greek Geometer
Quite remarkable that someone would calculate the dimensions of planet Earth over a thousand years (!) before most people realized that the Earth is, in fact, a sphere and that Earth is, in fact, a planet.