The Ecliptic

Where in the universe are we now? Teach your future astronauts and astronomers about the Ecliptic, the imaginary line that tracks the Earth's rotation throughout the year. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Include in an astronomy unit about the Earth's rotation around the sun
  • Encourage viewers to conduct additional research about the Zodiac constellations, based on the sign that their birthday falls under
  • Have class members create their own videos in a similar format about additional astronomy information
Classroom Considerations

  • Video is the last part of a five-video unit, and it references and builds upon the information from the rest of the unit
Pros

  • Information is presented in an engaging and fun way
  • Encourages viewers to make connections between their prior knowledge and new information
Cons

  • None
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