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Grade Level: 5-8
Deep Impact (Comets),
Science Education Standards:
A. Science as Inquiry
A.1.c Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze and interpret data.
A.2.g. Scientific investigations sometimes result in new ideas and phenomena for study, generate new methods or
procedures for an investigation, or develop new technologies to improve the collection of data
D. Earth and Space Science
D.3.a.The Earth is the third planet from the sun in a system that includes the moon, the sun, seven other planets and their
moons, and smaller objects, such as asteroids and comets
D.3.b.Most objects in the solar system are in regular and predictable motion
E. Science and Technology
E.1. Abilities of technological design
E.1.b. Design a solution or product
E.1.c. Implement a proposed design
Short Description: Students will have an understanding of how to use 2-D images to create 3-D images. Students will gain a better understanding of visible images retrieved from distant spacecrafts. Students will be able to use this technique to study images taken by the Deep Impact spacecraft of Comet Tempel 1 in 2005 and compare those pictures to images taken by the STARDUST spacecraft camera in 2011.
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