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Modeling Solar System Objects
Grade Level: K-4
Science Education Standards: Standard E 1-5: Abilities of Technological Design
Standard E 6-10: Understanding About Science and Technology
Short Description: Part of the "Staying Cool" education unit which investigates how MESSENGER can study Mercury without being damaged by the harsh high-temperature, high-radiation environment; in this activity, students design, build and test a model of MESSENGER and a sunshade.
Source: MESSENGER Education