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Grade Level: 5-8
Science Education Standards: Physical Science -- Content Standard B: Motions and Forces
Earth and Space Science -- Content Standard D: Earth in the Solar System
Short Description: Students model NASA's Kepler mission observations of planetary transits (a planet moving in front of a star) by standing in a circle with model star (light bulb) in the center, and observing, through rolled up paper viewing tubes, a "bead" planet orbiting the star.
Source: Kepler Mission