Thursday, March 1, 2018

To Infinity and Beyond- Sun positions

Question:
In the list of General Criteria (in the downloads for To Infinity and Beyond), under "Sun", it says the kids should know the following:

  1. How high the sun gets.
  2. Where it is when it is the highest.
  3. How long it is in the sky. 

Is this based on the date given for the dome test, during a particular season, or should they know this information for all the seasons? 

Answer:
This applies to all the seasons. The goal is for students to understand that the sun is highest when it is solar noon and is due south, and that it is higher and days are longer in the summer than in the winter.