The Finding the Solar Parallax Trigonometry Unit includes 196 PowerPoint slides, lab activities, homework, and rubric. PowerPoint presentations are included to help guide students through each lab experiment as well as how to calculate the Law of Sines and understand basic sines, cosines and tangents.
This project involves discovering how trigonometry can be used in calculating the solar parallax of distant stars. The goal is to show students how an object can appear to jump from one position to another by changing vantage points, and how this same technique can be used to find the distance of far away objects as well as their height.
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This unit includes the following files:
196 PowerPoint slides:
Part I_Experiment1_Solar Parallax.pptx
Part II_Experiment2_Solar Parallax.pptx
Part III_Experiment3_Using the Sextant.pptx
Law of Sines.pptx
sine, cosine, and tangent.pptx
Three Lab Assignments:
Tarbiyah_ParallaxExperiments.pdf (30 pages)
Homework for younger students:
Homework_Writing Sentences_Space Radiation_parallax.pdf
Homework_Writing Sentences_Space Radiation_Radiation.pdf
Homework_Writing Sentences_Space Radiation_Sun.pdf
Rubric for Applied Mathematics.docx
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