NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #4 Measuring Distances in Space

NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #4 Measuring Distances in Space
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #4 Measuring Distances in Space
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #4 Measuring Distances in Space
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #4 Measuring Distances in Space
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #4 Measuring Distances in Space
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #4 Measuring Distances in Space
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #4 Measuring Distances in Space
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #4 Measuring Distances in Space
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This easy-to-use, turnkey lesson plan is aligned with the NGSS High School Earth and Space Science performance expectations and disciplinary core ideas in ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe. The lesson plan includes a summary, a list of resources, learning outcomes, the NGSS alignment for the lesson, lesson procedures, one Science Literacy Activity. The lesson plan also includes a discussion question and sample responses, assessment questions and an answer key.

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

• Identify the fundamental unit of length in the metric system.
• Convert meters to kilometers.
• Explain why the SI system does not work well when we measure distances between the planets in the Solar System.
• Define the astronomical unit (AU).
• Convert kilometers to astronomical units (AU).
• Define a light year.
• Define a parsec.
• Compare distances between the Sun and other stars to the distance between the Sun and the Earth.


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