5 E(z) Steps to Earth-Moon Scaling: Measurements and Magnitudes Matter

by: Thomas O'Brien

Learners are surprised to learn that most textbook illustrations incorrectly represent the relative sizes and/or distance between Earth and its single moon. Although these and other visual representations of our solar system “lie” or grossly misrepresent how truly far out planetary objects are from one another, scale models can help modify textbook-induced misconceptions.


Type Book ChapterPub Date 4/15/2011Stock # PB271X3_13

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