AstroEDU Activity of the Day

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April 10 The Sun moves across the sky at an approximately constant rate because of the rotation of the Earth. By measuring how fast the Sun moves, you can work out how big the Sun appears in the sky. All you need are some household items and about 30 minutes on a sunny day. View the activity here.

April 9 Using solar images and data obtained from Astronomical Observatory of the University of Coimbra lets you study the sunspots and their behaviour over days. View the activity here.

April 8 Review the environmental factors that make the Earth habitable and compare them to other worlds within our Solar System. Use creative thinking to design an alien life form suited for specific environmental conditions on an extra-terrestrial world within our Solar System. View the activity here .

April 7 An activity combining language and science to encourage students to think about the night sky to help them write a poem related to astronomy. View the activity here.

April 6 The students will paint and arrange spheres to form a model of the solar system. They will first make models using the plastic spheres of different sizes. Then they will make similar models using clay, cotton, etc., and organize them in the right order from the Sun. View the article here.