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Title: Astronomy
Url: http://www.mrsciguy.com/EarthScience/astro.html
Creator: Medina, Philip
Publisher: Medina, Philip
Description: This unit introduces students to some general concepts of astronomy. Topics include geocentric versus heliocentric theories of the solar system and how they explain the sun's movements, sidereal days versus solar days, and why we have seasons. There is also discussion of Kepler's laws of orbital motion, the phases of the Moon, how eclipses occur, and how tides are produced. A vocabulary list and downloadable, printable student worksheets are provided.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Sun
Science -- Astronomy -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Space sciences
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Moon
Astronomy -- Stars
Meteorology -- Seasons
Physics -- Doppler effect
Physics -- Kepler's laws
Astronomy -- Solar eclipse
Astronomy -- Lunar eclipse
Astronomy -- Sun
Astronomy -- Solar system
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Study Guides
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
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Resource URL Clicks: 1
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