Janice VanCleave's Constellations for Every Kid: Easy by Janice VanCleave

By Janice VanCleave

The place are you able to locate Leo the lion?How are you able to deliver a constellation into your room?What are the oldest stars?How did the Milky approach Galaxy get its name?Now you could discover the solutions to those and different questions in Janice VanCleave's Constellations for each child. locate the constellations Draco, Libra, Hydra, Hercules, and lots of extra out of your personal yard. Make a celeb disk which can song megastar routine. discover what a balloon can let us know approximately stars. With actions like making an astronomer's flashlight and a shoebox planetarium, Janice VanCleave's Constellations for each child can have you attaining for the stars.Each of the actions starts with an announcement of objective, via a listing of fabrics, step by step directions, anticipated effects, and an easy-to-understand clarification. each job has been pretested and will be played appropriately and inexpensively at domestic or within the classroom.Also to be had during this sequence from Janice VanCleave: * ASTRONOMY for each child * BIOLOGY for each child * CHEMISTRY for each child * DINOSAURS for each child * EARTH technology for each child * ECOLOGY for each child * GEOGRAPHY for each child * GEOMETRY for each child * THE HUMAN physique for each child * MATH for each child * OCEANS for each child * PHYSICS for each child

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6. Starting at the rim of the bowl, label the first dot on each section of tape 0°, the second +30°, and the third +60°. 7. Starting where the tape around the rim of the bowl overlaps one quarter section, place eight evenly spaced dots along the tape on the rim. Label the dot at one of the 0° marks 0h. Label the next dot to the right 3h, and each successive dot an additional 3h. The last label should be 21h. 8. Tape one end of the string at the 90° mark on the top of the inverted bowl. < previous page page_21 next page > < previous page page_22 next page > Page 22 9.

The tape around the rim of the bowl represents the celestial equator. The numbered dots around the rim mark right ascension locations, and the numbered dots on the quarter sections of tape mark declination locations. Since the numbers are positive, they are north of (above) the celestial equator. The string represents an hour circle. The coordinates of the star are 3h, +30°. Solutions to Exercises 1. Think! The right ascension coordinate is 12h. Find 12h on the celestial equator. < previous page page_23 next page > < previous page page_24 next page > Page 24 The declination coordinate is +60°.

Activity: Star Disk Purpose To create and use an instrument that shows which constellations are visible to observers at different latitudes. 5-cm) index card scissors one-hole paper punch paper brad Procedure 1. Trace the Mock Celestial Sphere pattern onto the paper. NOTE: Place the lettered areas in the diagram exactly as shown. 2. 63 cm) from one of the long sides. 3. In the center of the line draw a pointer with a stick-figure observer as in the diagram. 4. Cut along the line and around the pointer.

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