Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab

This interactive activity, in applet form, guides students through the motion of the sun and how they relate to seasons.

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David Hudgins
Kevin Lee
Edward Prather
University of Nebraska-Lincoln astronomy education group

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Educators should play with the interactive prior to implementing with students to be prepared for student questions. There are a lot of resources here with a lot of depth. Educators need to pick the pathway before implementing.

Educators should encourage students to play on their own with the various controls on the simulators to develop an intuitive understanding of the coordinate systems and the seasons, before asking probing questions.