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The Earth-like Planet Gliese 518g
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The Earth-like Planet Gliese 518g

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Short Description: Students use data for the Gliese 581 planetary system to draw a scaled model of the locations and sizes of the discovered planets. They also identify the location and span of the Habitable Zone for this planetary system.

Topic: Discovering New Worlds, Space Math

Grade Level: K-4

Body: Beyond Our Solar System

Mission: Astrophysics Missions (Beyond Our Solar System), Hubble Space Telescope (Beyond Our Solar System), James Webb Space Telescope (Our Solar System)

Science Education Standards:

National Science Education Standards

Grades K-4
PHYSICAL SCIENCE -- CONTENT STANDARD B
Position and Motion of Objects

  • The position of an object can be described by locating it relative to another object or the background.
  • An object's motion can be described by tracing and measuring its position over time.
  • The position and motion of objects can be changed by pushing or pulling. The size of the change is related to the strength of the push or pull.

Source: SpaceMath@NASA


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