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Lunar eclipse activities - Planetarium oriented astronomy activities

LUNAR ECLIPSE PLANETARIUM ACTIVITY

Grades: High School
Subject: Lunar Eclipse

Description:
Intended Learning Outcomes
1. Angular velocity - calculating Earth's shadow in space

2. Measuring the approximate diameter of the moon - using live data

3. Creating a time sequence movie of the lunar eclipse

4. Calculating the distance to the moon - during Lunar eclipse, using simple mathematics principals

5. Measuring the diameter of the moon - during lunar eclipse

6. Why does the moon changes its color to red in visible wavelength during lunar eclipse?

lunar eclipse scheme

Summary
Lunar eclipse characteristics and math. We will use similar triangles to measure the approximate size of different objects, indirectly, without touching them.
We will estimate the radius of the moon and the Earth's shadow on the moon's surface based on the radius of the Earth and the distance to the Moon.

Materials
Included hand book and online resources

Strategies for Diverse Learners
Booklet activities

Emerald Planetariums Technologies
Live-observatory-planetarium connection [L.O.P.C]
Planetarium simulation software MV2
PLANETARIUM 360 PROJECTION FULLDOME SYSTEMS

Links:
http://www.bareket-astro.com/en/astronomical-news/lunar-eclipse-experiements-a-activities.html
http://www.bareket-astro.com/en/astronomical-webcasts/total-lunar-eclipse-july-2018-live-with-nasa.html

 

 


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