Seasons & Tides

Unit 8: Where Is Earth In Space?
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Objective: SWBAT 1) explain how the movements and distances (perigee, apogee) between Earth and Moon produce tides including the relationship between phases and tides and tidal bulge and rate of lunar revolutions and 2 ) Explain how revolution, rotation, and precession of the Sun-Moon-Earth system produce changes in the solar angle of incidence (altitude, azimuth) that result in seasons (solstices and equinoxes) and changes in the length of a day, month (sidereal and synodic lunar month), and year.

Big Idea: Students create an Earth-Sun-moon model to explain seasons and tides.

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