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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.
Using a Sundial
In this activity (on page 12 of the PDF), learners make a sundial (shadow clock) appropriate for their geographic location in the northern hemisphere and use it to tell time.
Inverted Foucault PendulumAdd to list Details
In this demonstration, learners explore a variation of a Foucault pendulum, but upside down.
Globe at Night
In this international citizen science activity, learners measure their night sky brightness and submit their observations into an online database.
Tomb MappingAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners examine the culture and history of the tomb site.
What's the Angle?Add to list Details
This activity helps learners understand how the angle of the Sun affects temperatures around the globe.
Tsunami: Waves of Destruction
In this activity, learners use tsunami time travel maps to predict how long it will take a tsunami to reach the shore.
Using Different Models of Earth
In this activity, learners explore how the shapes, sizes, and distances of land masses appear differently on two different models of Earth: an icosahedron and a flat map.
Making Map ProjectionsAdd to list Details
In this activity about cartography, learners work in teams to create two different map projections: a planar (or polar) and a cylindrical (or Mercator) projection.
Polar OppositesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners make a 3-D model of magnetic fields by inserting a small, strong magnet into a sphere.
Where in the World is the Terra Cotta Army?Add to list Details
In this activity, learners find Xi'an, the archaeological area in China where the Terra Cotta Army was discovered, on a map or globe and look more closely at the relationship of the warrior site to ot