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Planet Surfing


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Planet Surfing

In this astronomy activity (page 6 of the PDF), learners will compare and contrast two planets in the solar system using data obtained from the internet. They will convert distances from light years to miles and vice versa. Although this activity was created as a post visit for a workshop about astronomy, it also makes an excellent stand alone activity.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 18

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

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Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Astronomy
      • Stars and Galaxies
      • Size and Scale
    • Solar System
      • The Planets
  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Size and Scale

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use keyboard
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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