The Spinning Earth

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Essential information

Key stage: 
Key Stage 2
Resource type: 
Classroom activity
Location: 
Royal Observatory
School subject: 
Astronomy, Maths, Science

A classroon activity introducing the rotating Earth and the concept of longitude in which students carry out simple arithmetic to relates the 24 hour clock with the Earth’s rotation.

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