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The Sun in Time Experiments DLESE Reviewed Collection
In this activity, students get a feel for how astronomers measure the altitude, or height above the horizon, of a star or any object by building a simple sextant. Students can also build a sundial (using a project developed by Marshall's Space Academy).
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
Subject:
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Available through link.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-586
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: NASA MSFC