Travel in the Solar System: Unit Overview

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  • Aug 9 2010 3:38 PM

    Rita Nutsch

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This unit, from Illuminations, affords students the opportunity to think about two aspects of the time required to complete space travel within the solar system. First, students consider the amount of time that space travelers must spend on the journey. Second, students think about what kinds of events might occur on Earth while the space travelers are on their journey. Thinking about both situations improves students' concept of time and distance.

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    Grade: 6 to 8

    Topics: Number Sense, Mathematics

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