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Problem 8, Measuring Speed in the Universe
 
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 7-9


In this activity, students measure the speed of astronomical phenomena using scaling clues and time intervals between photographs of three phenomena: a supernova explosion, a coronal mass ejection and a solar flare shock wave. Student and teacher pages are included.

Problem 8, Measuring Speed in the Universe  [214KB PDF file]

This activity is part of Space Math II.