Light Years


  • Aug 8 2010 11:00 PM

    Rita Nutsch

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This resource, from, explores the concept of light years. Various comparisons are made to help students understand the vastness of space and the usefulness of the light year to measure distance in space. There is also a section in which students can click on images of features such as Sirius, the Orion Nebula, and more to view images and find out how far back in time we're looking when we view them.

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    Grade: 5 to 8

    Topics: Measurement, Tools, and Data Analysis, Science, Mathematics, Earth & Space Science, Addition & Subtraction, Measurement & Geometry


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