Earth, Sun, and Moon
National Science Teachers Association
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Why do different objects seem to change position in the night sky? What happens during a solar eclipse? How and why do the seasons change?
This highly interactive and engaging ebook from the National Science Teachers Association will answer these questions and more with diagrams, illustrative visual aids, and multimedia that will help teachers, students, and other readers understand the interplay between Earth, Sun and Moon, and the characteristics that make Earth unique. Developed for teachers by teachers, content experts, and pedagogy experts, the Earth, Sun, and Moon enhanced ebook provides detailed explanations of key science concepts, plus self-directed, embedded assessment to allow readers to check their learning. Teaching strategies and other suggestions for the classroom will help teachers better understand student preconceptions and inquiry learning. The ebook’s appealing multimedia and interactive simulations can also be used in the classroom to make key science ideas come alive for students.
Topics covered include:
General Characteristics of Earth – Historic observations of Earth, measuring Earth, Earth’s spheres, habitable zone Our Moving Earth – Observations of Earth’s movements, orbit, and rotation Motion of the Moon – The Moon’s orbit, phases, and eclipses Earth’s Seasons – Elliptical orbit, the Sun and its energy, Earth’s tilt Features: Interactive simulations, animations, videos, hands-on activities
What's New in Version 1.3
- Category: Science & Nature
- Published: Jul 07, 2014
- Publisher: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
- Seller: National Science Teachers Association
- Print Length: 159 Pages
- Language: English
- Version: 1.3