Scale Model of The Sun & Earth

Unit 6: Earth, Sun, and Moon
Lesson 5 of 12

Objective: SWBAT use a model to explore the relative size of Sun and Earth as well as the distance between them.

Big Idea: Models help us to understand a system or a process and are central to scientific investigations, doing research, and communicating information. Models have a variety of uses but most importantly are a visual tool that provides data.

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