Keith Treschman published this article in the Australian Science Teachers Association Teaching Science Journal in 2022


The topic of the seasons is covered in both primary and secondary schools in Australia. It may be difficult for some students to comprehend how the Sun alters its position throughout the year. The following shows how to calculate the changing rising and setting positions of the Sun for one’s locality and the extremes of its elevation near noon over a year. A model to show these changes may be constructed.


Treschman, Keith. (2022). MODEL OF MOTION OF SUN. Teaching Science, v68 n2 p43-45 Jun 2022.
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