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In this hands-on activity, students learn about the different realms of the Universe and explore their sizes and relative scales. They will be guided through a process that uncovers the immense sizes of the Sun, Solar System, Solar Neighborhood, Milky Way, Local Group, Supercluster, and the observable Universe. The full version of this activity involves students doing simple math computations, however it can also be done without the math. There are some inexpensive materials involved, as well as a powerpoint presentation. It is intended for grades 8-12, but can be adapted down for lower grade levels.

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    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:

    Space Science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Grade 11,WISE,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Grade 8,Grade 9,Astrophysics,High School,Grade 10,Earth and space science:Astronomy:Size and scale,Grade 12,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123746349T,Middle School,Informal Education,Physics,NSTA2013,Space science

    Language:

    English

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    Public - Available to anyone

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