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# Scale of the Universe Performance Task Activity

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This activity is designed to get students to grasp the understanding of the enormous size of our universe.

Skills practiced:
* Scientific notation
* Metric units and conversions
* Proportional thinking
* Modeling

Students use the size information found on each of the cards, to arrange various objects in the universe in order from smallest to largest. Students will practice converting numbers into scientific notation, and comparing scientific notation values.

Each of the 34 cards gives the name of the object, it's size in meters and gives a visual representation of that object.

Students work with a partner to create their arrangement and then glue their cards to cashier tape to create a beautiful visual of the arrangement of the universe.

Standards Alignment:
MS-ESS1-3 Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.
MP2 Reason Abstractly and quantitatively
MP4 Model with mathematics
HSN-Q.A.2 Use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multi-step problems; choose and interpret units consistently in formulas; choose and interpret the scale and the origin in graphs and data displays.
RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
6.RP.A.1 Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities
7.RP.A.2 Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities.
Total Pages
3 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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