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Interactive video lesson plan for: How Earth Moves

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It’s here! Science stuff, mind-blowing stuff, Vsauce stuff, oh my!! THE CURIOSITY BOX: https://www.thecuriositybox.com/

Jake’s video about The Curiosity Box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p91-GhjgeEU

Minute Physics on why December days are the longest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZMMuv0Ltyo

StandUpMaths on calendars and leap days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt_wmRKYNQ

Tom Scott on the Equation of Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9Qnobvx_kM

My video on what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0-GxoJ_Pcg

GREAT visuals showing how Earth moves around the sun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82p-DYgGFjI

http://www.timeanddate.com/

George Washington’s birthday: https://www.archives.gov/legislative/features/washington/

real-time sub solar point location: http://rl.se/sub-solar-point

Lahaina noon images from the Oahu Astrophotography club: https://www.facebook.com/OahuAstrophotoClub

analemma: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analemma

great solargraph and analemma images: http://analemma.pl/english-version

interactive seasons and ecliptic simulator: http://astro.unl.edu/classaction/animations/coordsmotion/eclipticsimulator.html

Nasa video of seasonal movement of Earth: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/20063

Tropical year: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_year

Earth rotation specifics: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=20196

How Earth moves through the universe:

https://astrosociety.org/edu/publications/tnl/71/howfast.html
http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/03/04/vortex_motion_viral_video_showing_sun_s_motion_through_galaxy_is_wrong.html
http://space.gizmodo.com/racing-while-standing-still-1558642922/1559622011
https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/1rhu7r/i_always_see_representations_of_the_solar_system

minute physics on cab: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mZQ-5-KYHw

PBS spacetime on the cosmic microwave background:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tCMd1ytvWg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcBjibuHxEk

CMB rest frame:

http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/25928/is-the-cmb-rest-frame-special-where-does-it-come-from
https://www.reddit.com/r/AskPhysics/comments/2va4t6/does_no_absolute_reference_frame_contradict_the/

Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_time
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidereal_time
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendar
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendar_reform
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_length_fluctuations
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_microwave_background

wikicommons images:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundial#/media/File:Kew_Gardens_0502.JPG
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CathedralofLearningLawinWinter.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_Beach,_Florida#/media/File:South_Beach_20080315.jpg

To explore space, I highly recommend these:

http://www.shatters.net/celestia/
http://en.spaceengine.org/

music by http://www.youtube.com/jakechudnow
and http://www.audionetwork.com

Awesome 3D graphics by Eric Langlay: https://www.youtube.com/user/ericdraven30
Lame 2D stuff by me.

Tagged under: earth,sun,astromony,orbit,rotation,geometry,day length,vsauce,michael stevens,universe,cosmic microwave background,cmb,spacetime,learn,edutcation,calendar,gregorian,julian,dates,time,year,solar time,sundial,clock

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