The Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project, University of Nebraska
This is part of a larger lab from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln: http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion1/motion1.html
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- If you need more information, see Student Guide dealing with the simulator and two activities that use it–Rotating Sky and Motions of the Sun–at http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion1/motion1.html.
- Make sure to note the lack of scale to students.
About the Science
- This simulation is part of a larger lab that covers terrestrial coordinates and the celestial equatorial coordinate system, allowing users to explore the motion of the sun and how it relates to seasons.
About the Pedagogy
- The simulator and short investigations that are part of the lab may help users appreciate the complex dynamics of Earth's orbit as an important aspect of understanding Earth's climate.
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