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Learning Exercise: Voyager & Planets

Title:
Voyager & Planets
Material:
Description:
This lab/activity will show the relative the size and distance of the planets in the solar system and the solar system to other stars in the galaxy.

Info

Submitted by:
Kendia Herrington
Date Last Modified:
June 30, 2006

Exercise

Have the students bring in an old baseball cap and give them a planet. They
color the hat in the color of their planet and they make a scaled model of their
planet and place it on the rim. When they go to their spot in the solar
system, have them point the rim of their hat in the direction of the orbit.
This allows you to bring in vectors and motion to the activity.

Categories

Audience

  • High School
  • Middle School

Topics

Astronomy - 8.4

Requirements

Understanding angles and distance

Learning Objectives

Visually see the distance and size of objects in the solar system.

Technical Notes

When you go on NASA'a site, search for: JPL 400-1003 and you will get the pdf activity.

You need a large field to do this activity.