2 edexcel gcse in astronomy teacher’s guide pearson education limited 2012 section a: content guide about the new specification consultation with professional astronomers and feedback from new and experienced astronomy teachers, told us that our previous specification was very much ‘on the right. 4 coursework guide – edexcel gcse in astronomy – issue 2 – november 2005 finally, students should ensure that their work has been checked for spelling and grammatical errors (another area where the use of a computer can be helpful) and. For coursework i'm doing a6 the shadow stick one, which is pretty easy since you can kind of manipulate your results to get what you want haha, and then also doing the b3 solar eclipse for aided, cause it seemed a shame not to make the most of the eclipse. Calculating the circumference of the earth of course, the figure is not meant to be a scale drawing, but it does illustrate the principle of the method the sun's rays are represented by the yellow lines you want to measure the length of the meter stick's shadow-from the base of the meter stick to the tip of the shadow-when the sun is.
New ‘controlled assessment’ structure for gcse astronomy new ‘controlled assessment’ structure for gcse astronomy, astronomy & geophysics, volume 53, issue 1, 1 february 2012, using a shadow stick to determine longitude and photo-graphing star trails to determine the length of the sidereal day observational tasks. That, of course, is during the two equinoxes image credit: larry mcnish / rasc calgary centre take the inverse tangent of the length of the shadow divided by the length of the stick, and you. 1 shadow stick controlled assessment (1) draw a detailed diagram of your shadow stick – sharp pencil and ruler is needed show all your measurements eg explain what the stick is made of, height of stick.
5) the length of shadow from a stick is different at different latitudes and the shadow points in different directions at the same latitude but different longitude sticks at different latitudes cast shadows of different length due to curvature of the earth in the north-south direction. Glue the wooden stick to the cardboard square so that it stands upright (as shown in the sketch below) to assure that the full shadow fits on the cardboard, you may want to glue the stick closer to one of the edges. Perfect amateur astronomy project for kids and adults alike as the sun moves from east to west over the course of the day exactly like the shadow of the stick at the pole—except that. Designed for students following the edexcel gcse astronomy course, this booklet provides information and instruction on how to carry out observations of celestial events suchunit 2 of the edexcel gcse astronomy course necessitates the completion of two pieces of coursework and specificationsa6: use a shadow stick to record the sun’s. Ok so over the 6 weeks off we got given astronomy coursework to do, we could choose what project we wanted to do, so i chose the shadow stick on and what you have to do is work out the time of local noon using a shadow (done that) then second work out the observers longitude.
The sun shining onto the stick will leave a shadow on the ground use a stone to mark the location of the tip of the shadow (fig 1, step 1) this is the western mark. Use a round tinkertoy connector and a tinkertoy stick about 18-20 cm long (or some equivalent pair) as the object whose shadow will be cast insert the stick in the hole in the center of the connector and make sure it is firmly seated. Introduction the edexcel gcse in astronomy is designed for use in schools and colleges it is part of a suite of gcse qualifications offered by edexcel.
The shadow cast by a simple stick or obelisk allowed ancient people to it was not noticeably more accurate than the old ptolemaic model why wasn't the sun-centered model of copernicus immediately adopted after he proposed it. This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about modern astronomy we will help you get up to date on the most recent astronomical discoveries while also providing support at an introductory level for those who have no background in science. Course content • topic 1 • a6 shadow stick • use a shadow stick to record the direction • of the sun at different times on at least two gcse astronomy 360science the student-centred curriculum 18 gcse astronomy results • 2008 3 a • 2009 5 a.
Dr chris lintott – “this is the golden age of astronomy and astrophysics” choosing coursework you need to submit two pieces of coursework read the coursework guide and decide which of the suggested pieces of coursework are feasible shadow stick: good, this is also possible photographic, binocular and telescopic observations. Establish accurate calendars and time-telling techniques, making astronomy—the observation of celestial objects and events—one of the oldest sciences many of these sky-watching cultures left little or no written records of their observations. Astronomy help chat astronomy meta your communities understanding earth tilt, sun's position and lattitude calculation ask question some small pebbles to mark the tip of the shadow of the stick over the course of a year at solar noon, and a trigonometry table or a calculator.
Shadow stick interpret simple shadow stick data to determine local noon and observer's longitude an interesting project is to plot the shadow of the sun over the course of a day at various times of year. A6: use a shadow stick to record the direction of the sun at different times on at least two days gcse astronomy further support coursework - immersion education further coursework guidance – edexcel gcse in astronomy – issue 1 – march 2005 1 introduction this supplementary booklet contains further support on coursework gcse astronomy.
Edexcel gcse astronomy - in a hurry discussion in 'science' started by ffp, mar 18, 2011 ffp hello, i am after some advice from anyone who has done the astronomy course before (this may be binoculars or cameras or indeed a robotic telescope or shadow stick so no need for expenditure on telescopes) each task is expected to take. Gcse astronomy coursework shadow stick 南信州の田舎、自然、レア情報満載。観光ポータルサイトぶらっとマップ、その名も「ぶらっぷ」。遊ぶ、食べる、見る november 26th, 2007 at 12:50 am dear twitpic community - thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years. This video explains the theory and some of the practical issues behind the gcse astronomy task 'shadow stick. Hi, i'm studying astronmy for gcse, and as part of my coursework had to carry out a shadow stick investigation one of the key aims was to find local noon.