Classroom Activity

Problem 3, Why do stars rise in the East?
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 7-9


Students use geometric knowledge to prove that while Earth rotates from west to east, the sun, moon, stars and planets appear to rise in the east and set in the west. Student and teacher pages are included.

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This activity is part of Space Math II.