Cheerio for the Planets! NGSS
Jun 04 2015
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Summary Information


Scale, solar system, distance, model, data, interpret

Performance Expectation:

Building Towards: PE MS-ESS1-3 Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.

Estimated Time Required:

5-8 hours

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Lesson Overview:

In this lesson, students use data related to distances between objects in the solar system to create their own scale model to represent these distances and better understand relationships of objects in the solar system and answer the driving question: How do you study a system that won’t fit in the classroom?

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