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Calculating the Earth-Sun distance using Satellite Observations of a Venus Transit

Resource ID#: 26952 Primary Type: Lesson Plan
Subject(s): X-Mathematics (former standards - 2008), Science
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators
Suggested Technology: Graphing Calculators, Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, LCD Projector
Instructional Time: 3 Hour(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: Venus, Transit, Sun, Solar System, Triangulation, Trigonometry, Parallax, Astronomical Unit
Instructional Component Type(s): Lesson Plan Worksheet Project Data Set
Instructional Design Framework(s): Direct Instruction, Confirmation Inquiry (Level 1)
Resource Collection: CPALMS