Students explore how to visually identify asteroids in SDSS images. They are able to explain that stars are so far away that they do not appear to move, even over the course of a human lifespan. Students identify the location of most asteroids as between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

6th - 8th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
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Space Science & Astronomy
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Lesson Plans
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Inquiry-Based Learning
2 hrs

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