Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators, Informal Education
Grade Levels: 7-9
Publication Year: 2008
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.