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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.
Discovering New Worlds,
Grade Level: K-4
Beyond Our Solar System
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
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.