Use a solar observatory in New Mexico to track sunspots that will give
you a clue about the rotation of our home star. Use the images for a period
of several days, click to obtain a full screen image and trace the Solar
disk and sunspot locations, or save the images and compile a movie!
Go to the Solar Observatory
Use the Navy's Lunar Phase Simulator to observe and model phases of
our Moon. Your goal is to demonstrate why the Moon shows the varying phases.
What is the Moon's motion relative to Earth? How long does the Moon take
to complete one orbit?
Go to the Naval Observatory
Build a scale model of our solar system in your classroom or
schoolyard. From this MIT site you can obtain a variety of scales and units
Go to the scale model data
Participate in the Worldwide Climates project, where schools from all over the world will submit/receive daily weather reports to/from an electronic mailing list. To join:
E-mail to Majordomo@sps.lane.edu, leave the Subject BLANK, but
in the BODY, then send your message. You will receive a confirmation from the mail list server in Springfield, and then I'll send you the info about what you need to report. We'll have the details of this project on this web site shortly.
Last updated 7 March 2002 FMG. All artwork by Amy McGrew. Not to be re-published in any form without permission.