Grade Level: 9-12
Lesson Time: 30-60 Minutes
Heliophysics Missions (Sun),
Venus Express (Venus)
Download This Lesson
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
- 5-Using mathematics and computational thinking
Read more: Science and Engineering Practices in the NGSS
- 3-Scale, proportion and quantity
Read more: NGSS Crosscutting Concepts
Credit: Paper Plate Education