Measuring the Distance to Nearby Stars Using Parallax

Resource ID#: 51124 Type: Teaching Idea

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General Information

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, LCD Projector, Adobe Flash Player
Instructional Time: 1 Hour(s) 30 Minute(s)
Keywords: Astronomy, Parallax, Stars, Planets, trigonometry, tangent, angle, distance, space
Instructional Component Type(s): Teaching Idea Problem-Solving Task Video/Audio/Animation
Instructional Design Framework(s): Predict-Explain-Observe-Explain, Guided Inquiry (Level 3)
Resource Collection: MIT BLOSSOMS

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