This is a lesson plan for teaching frames of reference. It is linked to text material on reference frames, aberration of light, and a very short introduction to the foundations of special relativity. This is a part of the larger site: Stargazers to Starships which teaches physics through astronomy and space science.
This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.
Topic: Measurement and the Language of Physics Unit Title: Frames of Reference
Any measurement of position, distance, or speed must be made with respect to a reference frame. This item is 3-part module for teaching frames of reference. It contains background information, warm-up questions, and step-by-step procedures for lessons on the aberration of starlight and a non-mathematical introduction to the Theory of Relativity.
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