This lesson plan is from Discovery Education's Lesson Plan Library. The Astronomical Scales lesson site describes how scaling factors can be used to make representations of astronomical distances; how to write and solve equations that relate real distance measurements to scaled representations of the distances; and how the use of scientific notation makes calculations involving large numbers easier to manage. Also provided: links to further information on the topic, standards that the lesson applies to, and a list of vocabulary related to the lesson.
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