A brief description of the concepts is provided in each box. Many questions utilize charts, diagrams, photographs and data included in the module. In most questions students are expected to reach conclusions based on the figures and data.

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Investigation #2 - Drawing the Solar System to Scale
  • Introduction scale drawings using analogies to maps and a photograph of Uranus.
  • Calculation and drawing planet diameters to scale.
  • Scaling questions designed around comparisons of planets and stars including the concept of volume.
  • Drawing the planet orbits to scale on a map of Washington, DC.
  • Lab based exercise using simple equipment to simulate Earthosthenes method.
Other Planetary Science Modules:
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