Grade Level: 6-8
Lesson Time: 30-60 Minutes
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Short Description: Students will make measurements of topographic features and to draw maps based on these data. This will be done in a way that is analogous to making radar measurements of topography through vegetation (on Earth) or through clouds (on Venus, Titan and Earth).
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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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- 2-Developing and using models
- 4-Analyzing and interpreting data
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- 3-Scale, proportion and quantity
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Credit: Cassini Solstice Mission