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Relative Distance of Objects


Explain how the relative distance of objects from the earth affects how they appear SPI 0607.6.2

Links verified 7/28/2014

  1. Examine the vast distances between planets in the solar system - Click the image to see the animation. Use the movie controls to examine the planets. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Estimating distances to objects in space - How far away are the objects?
  3. How Can the Little Moon Hide the Giant Sun - classroom activity from NASA involving explanation of eclipses using relative distances
  4. Planetary Size and Distance Comparison - What is the diameter and relative distance from the sun of each planet
    in our solar system?
  5. Size Comparison - a sequence of models compares larger and larger objects - great pictures

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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