Earth rotation: stargazing

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson

Position a camera at different places on the Earth's surface to take a time-lapse photograph of the night sky. Observe the pattern of light from the stars. Answer a series of questions by experimenting with the model. For example, identify a circular light pattern photographed from the North Pole. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.
Students recognize that the Earth’s rotation makes stars appear to move in the night sky.
Students predict the pattern of apparent motion of stars as seen from a range of latitudes on Earth

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K to 12
Grade 6
Earth and Space
Learners, Students

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