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Spinning Does More than Make You Dizzy
Grade Level: 6-8
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Body: Our Solar System, Sun, Jupiter, Saturn
Mission: Cassini (Saturn), Deep Space Network (Our Solar System), Heliophysics Missions (Sun), James Webb Space Telescope (Our Solar System), Voyager 1 (Our Solar System), Voyager 2 (Our Solar System)

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Short Description: Students investigate why the planets revolve around the Sun in the same direction and connect their formation to their motions in this simple demonstration.

Why We Chose This Lesson
This lesson was chosen for its quality and potential alignment to Next Generation Science Standards.

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Disciplinary Core Ideas

  • ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe

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Practices:

  • 2-Developing and using models

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Crosscutting Concepts:

  • 2-Cause and effect: mechanism and explanation

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Credit: Goddard Space Flight Center - Starchild


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