Sun, Moon & Stars: Patterns of Apparent Motion
In this series of games, your students will learn about the Earth’s rotation and the resulting “migrations” of celestial bodies. The Sun, Moon, and Stars: Patterns of Apparent Motion learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.
Scroll down for a preview of this learning objective’s games and the concepts they drive home.
From day to day, the sun and stars will not appear in the exact same part of the sky due to the Earth’s revolution around the sun. These patterns of apparent motion allow us to predict where the Sun, Moon, and stars are at any given time, using drawings, 3D models, and computer models.
A preview of each game in the learning objective is found below.
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