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Description:

In this fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity, learners construct a model of our place in the Milky Way Galaxy and the distribution of stars, with a quarter and some birdseed. This is a great introduction to the distances of objects in the universe. This activity was designed for use with sky-viewing telescopes but can be adapted to many venues. The PDF contains step-by-step instructions, photos, presentation tips, background information, and ready-to-print activity handouts.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

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Language:

English

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