This unit will focus on the Moon and Planets. We will begin and end with a look at what happens when a bit of the Solar System impacts the Earth. In class a special focus will be made understanding the motions of the Moon particularly Solar and Lunar Eclipses.
Lunar Motions and Calendars
This lesson covers basic orbital motions of the moon and how these motions have been used to construct calendars by various cultures.
This video is a brief animation showing the cause of the tides on the Earth's oceans through the position of the Earth Moon and Sun