Zodiac Band (Study Project)
The Zodiac, the 12 signs listed in a horoscope, is closely tied to how the Earth moves through the heavens. The signs are derived from the constellations that mark out the path on which the sun appears to travel over the course of a year. In principle, dates in a horoscope should correspond to when the sun passes through each constellation. But they don't, much of the time. And a closer examination of the motion of the Earth, the sun, and the stars shows the Zodiac to be more complex than you might imagine! Over the course of a year, the sun appears to be in front of, different constellations. One month, the sun appears in Gemini; the next month, in Cancer. The dates listed in the newspapers horoscope identify when the sun appears in a particular astrological sign.
Age Group : 8 Years to 11 Years
Content : Do - It - Yourself Kit to find The astronomy behind astrology
Features : The astronomy behind astrology.Do you know that what you consider to be your zodiac sign, might not be correct? Do you know that since the invention of the zodiac system more than 3000 years ago, the sky has actually changed and the traditional zodiac signs do not correspond to the actual ones?In this project, I try to give a scientific explanation to these questions and on the way, let you discover your real zodiac sign. I start by introducing some astronomical concepts which I hope will give you some insight about the geometry and the physics of the rotation of the Earth around the Sun and the apparent movement of the objects on the sky.I like to point out that the main purpose of this page is to show the astronomical facts behind what we call zodiac signs, and I just did it for fun.
Ideal For : School Children from Standard IV to IX
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