Beyond Our Solar System Activities
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Beyond Our Solar System Lessons:
Investigating the Atmosphere of Super-Earth GJ 1214b
Topic: Space Math, Windy Worlds: Gas Giants, Atmospheres and Weather
Grade Level: 5-8
Body: Beyond Our Solar System
Mission: Hubble (Beyond Our Solar System)
Short Description: Students create a model of the interior of an exoplanet using its mass, average density and radius as constraints to determine the thickness of its atmosphere.