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Discovering a Law of Space Physics

Students use data collected by an astronomer to determine the relationship between the time it takes the planet to orbit the sun and the average radius of the planet's orbit around the sun. Students use trial and error to find the direct proportion that results in an accurate graph.

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10th - 12th
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3 days
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Inquiry-Based Learning
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