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How Far is Far?

Students determine the actual distance to the Sun and the Moon and develop a better understanding of the great distances in the Earth-Sun-Moon system. They determine the distance to the Sun and the Moon using a pinhole tube and a model of the Moon. With models and similar triangles they then explore the Earth-Sun-Moon system.

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Resource Details

Grade
5th - 8th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Language
English
Duration
3 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Year
2004
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