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How Far Away Is the Sun?

by: Page Keeley and Cary Sneider

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The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about relative distance. The probe is designed to find out if students can apply the same scale used to represent the difference in sizes between the Earth and Sun to also represent the approximate distance between them.

Grade Levels

Elementary High School Middle School


5E Astronomy Earth & Space Science Science and Engineering Practices


Type Book ChapterPub Date 3/23/2012Stock # PB307X_11

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