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Space Math II - Problem 8, Measuring Speed in the Universe

First page of Problem 8, Measuring Speed in the Universe

Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators, Informal Education

Grade Levels: 7-9
Publication Year: 2008
Subjects: Mathematics


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.
 

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