Type:

Other

Description:

This is an activity about planetary sizes and distances. Learners will construct a scale model of the Earth, Earth’s Moon and Mars in relation to each other using balloons. They will use this model to predict distances and reflect on how scientists use models to construct explanations through the scientific process. The lesson models scientific inquiry using the 5E instructional model and includes teacher notesand vocabulary.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Middle School,Earth and space science:Solar system:The moon,NSDL,Earth and space science:Solar system:Planets,Planetary Science,Mathematics:Geometry,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Scale models,Mathematics:Algebra,Elementary School,Space science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Mathematics,Mars Exploration Program,Solar system scale distance,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123034325T,Earth and space science:Solar system:Comparative planetology,Space Science

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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