and Moon Viewer
Where's the Math?
The Earth and
Moon Viewer: http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/
At this website,
we get a satellites view of the Earth from space. We can
use specific latitude and longitude coordinates to view any
location on the planet. This is a good example of coordinate
The Earth and Moon
Viewer also gives us the opportunity to learn about time, time
zones, and hours of daylight and nighttime. This website uses
UTC (Universal Time Coordinated, formerly known as Greenwich
Mean Time) and the 24-hour clock. With the help of the U.S.
Naval Observatory (the official timekeeper of the country),
we can use the Earth and Moon Viewer to conduct some investigations.
If you want to print out the learner page and/or the instructors'
notes, you should use the Acrobat link, but you will need Adobe
Acrobat Reader to view them. If you don't already have it, you
it here for free.
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notes: html | Acrobat