About the Applets
A listing of all Flash Applets used in the website
So what is an applet? An applet is an interactive learning tool that acts like a mini-program. Users will interact with the program through different means, including movie controller buttons and other labelled buttons and input windows.
The applets used in this website have been designed as teaching and learning tools to be used by both teachers and students in an attempt to augment the curriculum.
To access the Flash version of the applets, click on the button.
To obtain a detailed explanation and a mode of use of applets, click the button.
Module 1: Introduction to the Day and Night Sky
1. The Celestial Sphere
2. Circumpolar Motion
3. Show me the Summer Constellations
4. Show me the Winter Constellations
Module 2: The Sun and the Stars
1. Stellar Magnitudes
2. The Life Cycle of a Star
3. Interior of the Sun
4. Tracking Sunspots
Module 3: The Earth and the Moon
1. Reasons for the Seasons
2. Phases of the Moon
4. Solar and Lunar Eclipses
Module 4: The Planets
1. Your Weight on Other Planets
2. The Solar System
3. Planet Interiors
Module 5: Comets, Meteors and Asteroids
1. Tracking a Comet
2. Leonid Meteor Shower
3. Comet Linear
Module 6: The Milky Way and Beyond
1. Our Home in the Milky Way