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Zoom: Travel to a Star and Back to Earth


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Zoom: Travel to a Star and Back to Earth

This is an online activity about what would happen if we could travel at or near the speed of light. Learners will pick a fictional destination light years away, travel there and back to Earth, and see the difference in the relative times that have passed for them and the people that stayed back on earth.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 18

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Computer with internet connection

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Astronomy
  • Physical Sciences

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • COSI classroom and online acitvities

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, COSI, ©2009

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