Sun, Earth, Moon

sole terra luna - mappamondo

Activity to discover the Earth and Moon motions. Plain experiments allows students to understand the meaning of Rotation and Revolution and their consequences from two simultaneous points of view: the ground one and the space one. Depending on the school grades the activity could explore many topics: night and day turnover, seasonal changing, equinoxes and solstices, moon phases, eclipses, Kepler's laws, equinox precession and librations, solar and sideral day.

 

Area
Astronomy
School grade
IV-V Primary School
Keywords
rotazione
rivoluzione
stagioni
fasi lunari
eclissi
notte
primaria