Grade 8 Natural Science
Early viewing of space
In dark conditions away from city lights, thousands of stars are visible in the night sky. Early cultures around the world gazed at the stars in wonder. By the end of this lesson you will know what constellations are and how you can spot them.
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Astrology and astronomy
Astrology and astronomy are two fields that have common roots; they both study the movement of celestial objects. By the end of this lesson you will be able to differentiate between the two.
Stars and star charts
One of the first challenges for early man was to name star groupings. In this lesson we look at the history that informed the naming of stars and how star charts serve as a professional tool for when Global Positioning System satellite infrastructure goes down.
Telescopes Part 1
Astronomers study stars and galaxies by analysing the visible light, radio waves and electromagnetic radiation they receive from them. In this lesson we look at the telescope as a modern observatory tool.