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Paper Plate Education
Grade Level: 9-12
Lesson Time: 30-60 Minutes
Body: Sun, Venus
Mission: Heliophysics Missions (Sun), Venus Express (Venus)

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Short Description: This activity by Paper Plate Education models why Venus' transits come in pairs that are eight years apart, followed alternately by spans of 121.5 years and 105.5 years.

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

Disciplinary Core Ideas

  • ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe

Read more: NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas

Practices:

  • 5-Using mathematics and computational thinking

Read more: Science and Engineering Practices in the NGSS

Crosscutting Concepts:

  • 3-Scale, proportion and quantity

Read more: NGSS Crosscutting Concepts

Credit: Paper Plate Education


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