Classroom Activity

Problem 16, Asteroids Between Mars and the Sun
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 7-9


Using a plot of the innermost solar system, students can count the number of minor planets (asteroids, comets, etc.) with orbits of less than 1.3 Astronomical Units. The asteroid belt lies between 1.52 AU and 5.2 AU, with a concentration of asteroids at about 2.8 AU. Student and teacher pages are included.

Problem 16, Asteroids Between Mars and the Sun  [198KB PDF file]

This activity is part of Space Math II.