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Modeling the Motions of the Earth, Moon and Sun

The purpose of this lesson is for students to learn the relative motions of the Earth, Sun and Moon. Awareness of these different motions is needed to develop an understanding
of the causes of the day/night cycle, the seasons and the cycle of lunar phases.

Author(s):

Glenn Simonelli

Date Accepted: 2004-06-07 Grade Group: Upper Elementary (3-5) Benchmarks: S1.2.5 S1.2.6 S3.2.1 S3.2.2 S3.3.2 S3.3.4 S3.3.6 Keywords: earth moon sun orbit rotation Microsoft Word: 03_10_04_1.docx PDF Document: 03_10_04_1.pdf