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Where are the small worlds?
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Where are the small worlds?
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  • time icon Est. Time: 60-90 min30-45 min
  • language icon Language: English
  • phone icon Mobile/Tablet: No

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Topics Covered

  • Small Worlds
  • Asteroids

Lesson Description

Explore the view of our solar system from the perspective of the Sun and collect data on small worlds. Observe the motion of different worlds to determine their location in the solar system. Then launch probes to search these small worlds to find the hidden caches and collect the astrocoins inside. Can you find them all?

Central Question: Where are the small worlds located within our solar system?

Instructional Objective: Use a model to make observations, analyze, and interpret empirical evidence to identify patterns in the phenomena of solar system arrangement.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcome #1: Use a model (Sun-based view and Bird’s eye view) to observe the motion and relative speed of an object to predict its location in the solar system.

  • Learning Outcome #2: Explain the relationship of relative speed (pattern in the rate of change) vs distance of the object in the solar system.

  • Learning Outcome #3: Identify and evaluate limitations of the solar system model.

  • Learning Outcome #4: Develop a hypothesis to explain the origin of small world zones.

Prerequisites

  • Solar system arrangement

Lesson Description

Explore the view of our solar system from the perspective of the Sun and collect data on small worlds. Observe the motion of different worlds to determine their location in the solar system. Then launch probes to search these small worlds to find the hidden caches and collect the astrocoins inside. Can you find them all?

Central Question: Where are the small worlds located within our solar system?

Instructional Objective: Use a model to make observations, analyze, and interpret empirical evidence to identify patterns in the phenomena of solar system arrangement.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcome #1: Use a model (Sun-based view and Bird’s eye view) to observe the motion and relative speed of an object to predict its location in the solar system.

  • Learning Outcome #2: Explain the relationship of relative speed (pattern in the rate of change) vs distance of the object in the solar system.

  • Learning Outcome #3: Identify and evaluate limitations of the solar system model.

  • Learning Outcome #4: Develop a hypothesis to explain the origin of small world zones.

Prerequisites

  • Solar system arrangement

  • time icon Est. Time: 60-90 min30-45 min
  • language icon Language: English
  • phone icon Mobile/Tablet: No

Lesson Resources

Alignment Documents

Browser Support

Chrome Browser Icon

Chrome
69+

Firefox Browser Icon

Firefox
63+

Safari Browser Icon

Safari
10+

Edge Browser Icon

Edge
15+

Topics Covered

  • Small Worlds
  • Asteroids