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Understanding and Tracking the Daily Motion of the Sun

by: Dennis Schatz and Andrew Fraknoi

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In this chapter, students will easily recognize the learning they do related to the disciplinary core ideas, specifically that shadows made by the Sun can be observed, described, predicted, and explained with models to reveal patterns of the Sun’s apparent motion. The chapter also integrates the science practices and crosscutting concepts as students learn what we know about the apparent motion of the Sun throughout the day. A materials list, teacher background information, and outcomes are provided. This book selection includes the Table of Contents, About the Authors, Introduction, Acknowledgment, References, Internet Resources, and Index.

Grade Levels

Elementary Middle School


Astronomy Earth & Space Science Lesson Plans Pedagogy Performance Expectations Technology


Type Book ChapterPub Date 12/11/2015Pages 102Stock # PB403X_1

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