Astronomy Dig



Your Camp Guides: . . . . Thu, Dec 13, 0:38PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Welcome to Camp Internet’s Annual Astronomy Here at Camp we are redesigning our Astronomy section and you can visit it at this link button and see previous student work at button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Thu, Dec 13, 0:38PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Internet Dig Challenge #1. What is Astronomy ? And what is Archaeoastronomy ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Thu, Dec 13, 0:39PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Internet Dig Challenge #2 What position is our planet in from the sun? And how would being closer or further away from the sun impact life on earth ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Thu, Dec 13, 0:39PM PST (-0800 GMT)
……. Internet Dig Challenge #3 --- The star closest to us is our Sun, and the planets around the sun form our solar system. How many known planets are in our solar system ? button . What are their names ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Thu, Dec 13, 0:39PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Internet Dig Challenge #4 --- Adopt a Planet – select on of the planets at this NASA site and tell us about it. button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Thu, Dec 13, 0:40PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Internet Dig Challenge #5 – Beyond our solar system are many stars that form our galaxy. And beyond that are thousands of more galaxies – deep space is an area so vast we do not know how big it really is. Isn’t that MIND BOGGLING ??? ………. But closer to home – What is the name of our galaxy and how did it get its name ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Thu, Dec 13, 0:40PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Internet Dig Challenge #6 – What event do scientists consider the ‘beginning of time’ and how did that event influence the formation of Earth and our solar system ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Thu, Dec 13, 0:40PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Internet Dig Challenge #7 - Pick one event from the Astronomy Time Line, look up what it was (online or using a dictionary or encyclopedia), and then come back and post your definition here in the DIG. button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Thu, Dec 13, 0:41PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Internet Dig Challenge #8 - In Early California, how did native people view the importance of the night sky ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Thu, Dec 13, 0:41PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Internet Dig Challenge #9 - What did the Native people across the Americas build or create to help them make astronomical observations ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Thu, Dec 13, 0:41PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Internet Dig Challenge #10 - What did the California Chumash have in their society who were responsible for understanding the stars and seasons ? And what was the name of this group of people? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Thu, Dec 13, 0:42PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Internet Dig Challenge #11 - What did the Chumash consider the Milk Way to be as did many other First Americans ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Thu, Dec 13, 0:42PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Internet Dig Challenge #12 – Native Americans have been studying the stars for thousands of years and passing their knowledge down through the generations – both as oral science and as mythological stories told around campfires. In this Gabrielino/Tongva story, Coyote’s selfishness and misdeeds leads to the creation of what star and constellation in the night sky ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Thu, Dec 13, 0:42PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Internet Dig Challenge #13 - Let’s look around the world – visit one of these ancient star maps or observatories and come back and tell us what ancient site you visited online and what you learned about it ….. button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Thu, Dec 13, 0:43PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Internet Dig Challenge #14 - One of Camp Internet’s partners is a group who run a Remote Access Telescope that you can ask to take pictures of stars for you and it will deliver them to your computer desktop. Give us the name of a star you would like to get a picture of, and your teacher’s email, and we will arrange to have the picture sent to you as soon as there is a clear night sky. Send your star and teachers email address to camp@campinternet.net. button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Thu, Dec 13, 0:43PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Internet Dig Challenge #15 - Did you know many farmers around the world plant their crops based on phases of the moon and all carefully watch the seasons of the year to try to get the longest growing season? Go to the Farmer’s Almanac and tell us – what is the name of the full moon this month ? And when is it? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Thu, Dec 13, 0:43PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Internet Dig Challenge #16 - When does the moon rise on your birthday ? Use this handy chart to find out button

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