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Astronomy PBL

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Maanas Sathaye

on 6 December 2012

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By: Maanas Sathaye, Jorge Aranda, and Devika Godbole Seven Seas Events
Edition 1: SCI Party !FAIR WARNING! One parasite you should be wary of is the common mosquito. These mosquitoes can give diseases such as dengue fever, or commonly called “break bone fever” because of how it feels, which can give severe muscle pains and headaches. Final Party Summary The party will start at 3:00 P.M. at Cove Beach, considered to be one of the Wonders of the World. We will provide refreshments and dancing shows from the locals. We will then move on to the bandstand and beach. We will start the bandstand at 3:45 P.M. because of the low tide at the time, and continue until 9:00 P.M. Yes that is long, but in that time you can also go on a sailing excursion, hiking excursion, or go swimming in the crystal clear waters. We will then pack up the band stand at 9:00 P.M. and start the Astronomy Tour, where we show Space at the moment. We will finish off the party with a firework show at midnight, the darkest part of the night. Tides Tides are formed by ALL the gravitational pulls between the rotating Earth, Moon, and Sun.
Spring Tides are tides with extremely high or extremely low water levels, resulting in a big difference in the two.
Neap Tides are tides with low high tides and high low tides, resulting in a small difference between the two tides. Moon Phases The moon phases are caused by the moon's position relative to the Earth and the Sun. They are produced by the alignment of the Moon and the Sun in the sky
As the moon moves around the Earth, we see different parts of the moon at different angles.
There are 8 phases of the moon: ____. ____, ____, _____, ______, ________, ______, ______
The phases are named by how much of the moon we can see, and whether the amount is increasing or decreasing.
These phases are considered a cycle because they repeat themselves every __._ days Seasons The revolution around the Sun, along with the tilt towards the ___________, causes the Earth's seasons
The distance of the Earth to the Sun does not affect the Earth's seasons because the Earth is at the same relative distance from the Sun throughout the whole orbit.
We chose Fiji as our location because when Coppell, TX is having winter in the Northern Hemisphere, Fiji is having Summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Part 1: Day and Night Day and Night is caused by the counter-clockwise rotation of the Earth
The tilt affects how much light the Earth receives. Because of the tilt, we can have longer days, longer nights, or equal days and nights.
THE EARTH ALWAYS TILTS TOWARD THE NORTH STAR! We will need to host our party on a waxing crescent because that is one of the darkest parts of the night. We chose the 17th of December. We want a dark night so the firework show will be enhanced. We also chose this day because of our next topic- Tides Using this information and a tide table for Fiji, we decided on starting the bandstand at 3:45 P.M. This is 20 minutes after the official beginning of the low tide in Fiji. This will allow for swimming for the guests and some sailing excursions to look at the coral reefs in the area. We will end the bandstand at 9:00 because of the starting high tides. This is when we will show the fireworks. We would recommend hurricane insurance because the hurricane season in Fiji is from November through April. The warm water and ocean surroundings GREATLY influence this decision. Sailing Excursion Since Fiji is smack dab in the middle of the South-Eastern Trade Winds region, we will travel against them. Yes the winds will be in our face for a while, but when we turn around, we will turn the motor on very low and let the winds carry us back to Fiji. The south equatorial current will bring fiji warm water which will make it very pleasant to swim. Our coral reef system also allows for divers to see life from a distance (NO TOUCHING ALLOWED. TOUCHING MAY RESULT IN A FINE) A predator prey interaction you might often see on the hiking excursion is the Fiji Goshawk (predator) and other pigeons, rodents, reptiles, and insects. A producer consumer relationship that you will commonly see is the papaya tree (producer) and the small rodents such as rats and mongoose (consumer) Thank you for listening! Now it's time for a little fun...hope you listened! We will have a short 10 question video quiz. First person to answer correctly receives our incentive. We will draw the people randomly from the "Cup of Doom". Link to Doc-https://docs.google.com/a/g.coppellisd.com/document/d/1zpncfhqIdNur_x82FVJKYGwbfctkKMW5j8Gpygj2vfk/edit Link to Docs-https://docs.google.com/a/g.coppellisd.com/document/d/1zpncfhqIdNur_x82FVJKYGwbfctkKMW5j8Gpygj2vfk/edit
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