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Hot Equator, Cold Poles
In this activity, learners use multiple thermometers, placed at different angles, and a lamp to investigate why some places on Earth's surface are much hotter than others.
Running in CirclesAdd to list Details
In this group activity, learners use some common objects and work together to simulate the Coriolis effect. During the challenge, learners make predictions and test different scenarios.
The Shadow Knows II
In this activity, learners will measure the length of a shadow and use the distance from the equator to calculate the circumference of the earth.
This lesson familiarizes learners with the term "tropical belt." First, learners locate the equator, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn on a map and trace these lines with a crayon.
In this activity, learners make an equatorial sundial, which is simple to construct and teaches fundamental astronomical concepts. Learners use the provided template and a straw to build the sundial.
Inverted Foucault PendulumAdd to list Details
In this demonstration, learners explore a variation of a Foucault pendulum, but upside down.
What's the Angle?
This activity helps learners understand how the angle of the Sun affects temperatures around the globe.
Seasons and Shadows: Investigate How Shadows Shift Throughout the YearAdd to list Details
In this activity you'll see how the sun's tilt on its axis changes the length of shadows. For example, why is your shadow longer in winter than in summer?