Seeing a Dwarf Planet Clearly: Pluto
In this dwarf planet worksheet, students use images from the Hubble Space Telescope and they determine the scale of the image, they identify the largest features in the images, they calculate the volume of Pluto and they create a model of Pluto.
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Effective and Alternative Secondary Education: Planets in the Solar System
This is a complete packet consisting of three lessons about the origin of the solar system, the sun, and the planets. Work in this packet is meant to be self-directed; learners go at their own pace and instructions direct them on how to...
7th - 12th Science
Planet Scaling using Extra Terrestrial Tools
Your class will use a set scale to convert diameters of planets to the model size, the diagram given to expand on the number of planets drawn as concentric circles, and examine the scale that would be needed to fit the larger planets on...
7th - 10th Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review New Horizons—First Probe to Reach Pluto!
Many photographers struggle to take a photo of a moving object at a distance, but NASA found a way to solve that. The New Horizons probe traveled for nine years to take photos of Pluto and its moon, Charon. The excitement of finally...
5 mins 10th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Has New Horizons Taught Us About Pluto?
Did you know there are more than six hundred thousand minor planet objects in our solar system? A video shares the findings from New Horizons' fly-by of Pluto. The features were not as we expected, and we still can't answer many questions.
6 mins 6th - 12th Science