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Science

This test consists of 10 multiple-choice questions and 3 essay questions. The test covers the motion of the sun, moon, and stars, as well as contributions made by early astronomers including Ptolemy, Copernicus, Eratosthenes, and Galileo.

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This interactive simulation/movie allows students to watch the changing altitude of the sun at noon throughout the entire year. Along with the simulation is a time-lapse video showing the changing shadow of a large building, and the changing seasons outside.

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This is an online lesson, which students can complete on their own either at home or in class. Students read about discoveries that were made by ancient astronomers, and how impressively accurate many of them were.
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This video is used to demonstrate how observing the motion of stars can allow you to find your latitude on the earth. This video can be used very early in the discussion of star motion and is a nice compliment to the simulation found in the video, which is available here. http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion2/starpaths.html
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