Lessons for The Solar System

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  • Team Moon - … helps students explore the purpose and constraints of technology by preparing a spacecraft for a mission to Mercury. Exploring the Solar System introduces students to earth's moon and the eight other planets in our solar system. To exercise their imaginations and engage in active problem solving, students could plan a mission to the nearest star. The problems …
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  • Navigating by the Numbers - … , engineers must accurately calculate the optimal angle to orient a satellite's solar array using mathematical concepts such as the Pythagorean Theorem. Engineers … ] Colorado Science b. Describe methods and equipment used to explore the solar system and beyond (Grade 8) [2009] International Technology Education Association-ITEA … fields of study has a direct effect on the development of technological products and systems. (Grades 6 - 8) [2000] C. Many inventions …
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  • Red Rover Robotics - … to explore the solar system and beyond (Grade 8) [2009] International Technology Education Association-ITEA STL Standards Technology F. New products and systems can be developed to solve problems or to help do things that could not be done without the help … unexpected obstacles. The rovers operate off of batteries which are recharged from solar panels on top of the rover. Interestingly, the rovers only have …
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  • Lunar Lollipops - … follow-up the next day) Standards Addressed MEGOSE ES4 - Describe, compare, and explain the motions of planets, moons, and comets in the solar system. MEGOSE ES5 - Describe and explain common observations of the day and night skies. MEGOSE ES8 Explain common observations of the day …
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  • Writing and Comparing Numbers in Scientific Notation ... - … : Students create a model of the solar system. Distances from each planet to the sun and the circumference of the sun could be researched. Students could then scale those measurements and physically build the solar system with … will rewrite the number using scientific notation. The person on the right will serve as the coach. When the coach decides that the problem in the left …
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  • Attractive Water - … composed of water? 3. It is thought that life in the Solar System is limited to Earth. Why is this thought to be … elsewhere in the solar system? Learning Activities 1. Focus: While viewing this video clip, listen for the composition of water and write the answer in … work in groups to do the activities on the handout: "Water Olympics: Pole Vaulting," "The Balance Beam," and "The Backstroke." (These activities are based … . Try placing a paper clip on the surface of the water. (Hint: Lay the paper clip on the prongs of a fork and lower …
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  • 1.2 The natural history of North Carolina - … forces that shifted the crust - the thin, rigid surface of the earth. The crust broke into plates that formed the basis of the first continents. Ever … dust gradually collapsed into the sun and other bodies of our solar system. By 4,000 million years ago, the earth had a stable … as an estimate of when the solar system was formed, and with it the earth. ...when water appeared on the earth? Rocks found in Greenland …
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  • Mission Planning: Earth/Mars Comparisons - … liquid water is what makes our home planet unique in the solar system. Approximately three quarters of Earth's surface is covered by … also helps keep The distance of a planet from the heat in the atmosphere-which is known as the Sun and the nature of its … about twice as long to travel around the Sun. (A Mars planet's revolution around the The atmosphere of Mars contains very little … . Mars is heated its surface and a thicker only by the incoming solar radiation, and thus is atmosphere protecting it from subject …
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  • Not So Lost in Space - … is navigating satellites in orbit around the Earth and on their way to other planets in the solar system. The background section provides an overview … the solar system all travel in orbits with the sun at the focus. Most planets are in almost circular orbits with both foci at the sun. The … shows that the smaller the semimajor axis (i.e., the smaller the orbit), the faster the speed at which the satellite must travel. For example, the International Space …
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  • Saturn - … , sixth planet from the sun has a ring system, which is the most extensive and brilliant of all the planets in the solar system. Though they look … surround Saturn and have fascinated Earth-bound astronomers for centuries. The rings are made up of ice and rock particles some … . As a result, the poles (top and bottom of the planet) flatten out and the equator swells up, making the planet look more square …
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