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Insolation and the Sun's Path

Astronomers, architects, and solar technicians depend on the science of the sun's path in the sky. Free raytracing software is available that allows students to build and test designs and create realistic depictions.

Using raytracing and/or astronomy programs, students can study the relationship between the sun and the earth:

*The sun's path and its seasonal changes.

*How obstacles will affect insolation over days and seasons.

*Study lighting design and daylighting, as in configurations of windows for a classroom.

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Related Static Documents

(old system)
Data in the Classroom Workshop Guide

File: DatainClassroomWkshp.pdf
Temperature Inside and Out Lesson Plan PDF
Created for Dedham Middle School, for using HOBO dataloggers.
File: TemperatureInsideOut.pdf