Earth rotation: sky watch

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson

Turn an animated model of the Earth to explore how rotation affects the view of objects in the sky. Use a camera on the Earth's surface to compare views of sunrise, sunset, the movement of the Moon and position of the stars. Compare views from space with views from the Earth. Answer a series of questions by experimenting with the model. For example, work out the time of day from given views. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Students use a model to relate day and night to the rotation of the Earth.
Students relate the changing position of the Sun, Moon and stars in the sky to the rotation of the Earth.
Students predict whether it will be day, night, sunrise or sunset for a particular location shown on a model of the Earth.

Curriculum Information

K to 12
Grade 6
Earth and Space
Learners, Students

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