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Our Solar System - Comparing Planetary Travel Distances

NASA presents a mini-unit on distances in our solar system. It incorporates scientific concepts of gravity, mass, density, and payload while your aspiring astronauts also employ mathematics skills. They calculate speed, they determine ratios and proportions, and they compare fractions, decimals, and percentages. This is a terrific way to apply math to real-life situations. Put it to use in your middle school math or space science curriculum.

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Resource Details

Grade
7th - 8th
Subjects
Math
4 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Language
English
Duration
3 days
Instructional Strategy
Modeling
Included Materials
  • Project

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