An Inflated Impression of Mars

Students use scaling in order to give students an idea of the size of Mars in relation to the Earth and the Moon as well as the distance between them. The students calculate dimensions of the scaled versions of the planets. They use balloons to represent their relative sizes and locations. Students use a model of Earth, Mars and the Moon to explain why scaling is useful when we want to know about objects that are too big or too small to see.

6th - 8th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads
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Inquiry-Based Learning
1 hr

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