Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

This activity attempts to help students visualize the enormity of the solar system, both in terms of distance and relative size of the planets. The students literally walk through the solar system and examine model planets and distances that are accurately scaled to known sizes and distances in our solar system.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Astronomy
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Science > General Science

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

Astronomy History of Science Earth Science Magnitude Distance Size Solar System Scale

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Members

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
Update Standards?

SCI.8.8.A: Science

describe components of the universe, including stars, nebulae, and galaxies, and use models such as the Herztsprung-Russell diagram for classification;
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of -0001-11-30.

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Curriki Review System
July 29, 2009

This resource received a 3* rating because it is part of the larger resource A Tour of the Universe, which received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System. You can learn more about this larger resource by reading its review and comments.

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