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    In this activity, students use web-based resources to help them spot and learn more about artificial satellites as they move across the sky.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • use selected internet resources to further their knowledge about satellites and their orbits
    • use some of the terminology associated with satellite spotting
    • discuss why we can see some satellites more easily than others.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • student handout.

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    Find out when you can see the International Space Station and other satellites passing over New Zealand cities and towns.

      Published 27 March 2013 Referencing Hub articles