Project Description

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Project: Planet motions vs stars vs moon

Tier: 2

Location: home

Other information, requirements, or equipment you must supply (may be blank): May be better some semesters than others. Check with your GSI if in doubt

Use a star chart to identify which points of lights are planets or the moon, then mark their positions on the chart several times over the course of at least 8 weeks (2 weeks for Mercury). Label the points with date and planet name. Write a paragraph using your chart to explain how the planet/moon's motion is different from the motion of the stars.