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Learning Cycle Planner: Tracking the Sun's Path in the Sky

Learning Cycle Planner: Tracking the Sun's Path in the Sky

These classroom materials from Joe Orzali integrate the topics of earth and space science, natural cycles, alternative energy, green building and ecological preservation. The activity involves tracking the apparent motion of the sun in the sky on a model in which a plastic dome represents the sky. Step by step instructions are provided for the classroom activity along with several in-class discussion questions and information for teachers. The main goal of the lesson is to help students understand how to best orient buildings so that they may take advantage of active and passive solar energy. This document may be downloaded in Microsoft Word Doc file format.

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