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Celestial Spheres Kit

Avg. Ratings: 3.0 (1 Review)
Present a Three-Dimensional Universe Model to Your Students

  • Model Daily Motion of Stars and Sun
  • Learn to use the sky for navigation
  • Teaches students the cause of seasons
Your students will be able to model the apparent daily motions of the stars and the Sun for a variety of latitudes or for any day of the year. With the included data, students will also be able to learn to use the sky for navigation and explain the cause of seasons on Earth. The kit can be used either in the laboratory or at home. It includes 20 clear plastic hemispheres, and ten of the following items: star charts with the 500 brightest stars in both the north and south hemispheres, marking pen, earth space globes, pins to represent the Sun, styrofoam bases, wooden dowels, plastic straws, instructions, and activities.

*Some experiments require students to be outside at sunset.



Item # Description Unit Availability Price Quantity
470200-188 Celestial Spheres Kit, Set/10
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Total Ratings: 1
Avg. Ratings: 3.0 out of 5

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science teacher New York
No, I didn't recommend
Could be good... or not - I got this kit to use with an 8th grade homeschool Earth Science class. It just arrived; I haven't used it yet so I don't have a fully fledged opinion about it, but my initial thought is that while the kit may turn out to be quite decent, there are some obvious issues. First, it is worth noting that the teacher's guide and student worksheets came in the form of a rather low-quality photocopy. I
Reply associate Published 08/15/2013
Thank you so much for your feedback on the Celestial Spheres Kit. We have taken immediate action to address your concerns by pointing out in the description that some activities require students outdoor participation at sunset. Additionally, we emailed you with a non-photocopied version of instructions and have checked other kits in stock to ensure they have proper, readable literature as well. Thank you again for bringing this to our attention so we can service you and future customers better.
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