An interactive visualization tool to examine geocentric seasonal and latitudinal variability in solar energy reaching Earth's surface.
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Good background materials for teachers.
Can provide insights for Essential Principle 1 on how the Sun drives Earth's climate system and Essential Principle 4 on variability of time and space.
Will require an instructor who is familiar with and comfortable with the astronomical aspects of the tool.
An interactive that allows learners to investigate the path of the sun from any latitude on Earth.
Can be related to seasons and to why temperatures are high or low in certain months.
Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
Make sure students read the directions before launching the interactive.