Earth, Moon, Sun

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Astronauts from the Apollo Mission landing on the moon.

Let's Talk Lunar Resources

How does lunar exploration help us tackle challenges in such areas as energy, healthcare and the environment?
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Let's Talk Lunar Resources

Wall of clocks

Universal Coordinated Time

Grade
12
Jurisdiction
ON
Today, you know it's the same time everywhere in your time zone thanks to Universal Coordinated Time. But when humans used the Sun to tell time, they couldn’t tell time precisely.
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Universal Coordinated Time

Tree through the four seasons

Why do we have seasons?

Learn why seasons change. Discover how they’re different in the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
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Why do we have seasons?

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Why is it colder in the winter even though the Earth is closer to the Sun?

Learn why we have seasons in this hands on activity.
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Why is it colder in the winter even though the Earth is closer to the Sun?

The planet Mars

What is your weight on another planet?

Do you weigh the same on Jupiter as you do on Earth? Learn to calculate your weight on a different planet.
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What is your weight on another planet?

Full moon

Moon: Phases

8 images of different lunar phases showing the portion of the Moon lit by the Sun as the Moon orbits the Earth and as seen by us on Earth
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Moon: Phases

Sunset over the ocean

Day and Night

Students learn about and apply observing, sorting & classifying, and comparing & contrasting skills as they learn about the cycle of day and night.
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Day and Night

Cartoon aircraft in flight

Cosmic Radiation and Aviation

Learn how people came to understand the source of cosmic radiation, as well as how this radiation impacts those who work in and travel on airplanes.
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Cosmic Radiation and Aviation

Jan Cami | Astrophysicien

Jan Cami

Job Title
Associate Professor, Astronomy
Jan Cami is an associate professor of Astronomy at the University of Western Ontario.
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Jan Cami