Distance = Rate x Time

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Every year, the moon moves 3.8 cm farther from Earth. In the 11th part of 22, classes use the distance formula. They determine the distance to the moon based upon given data and then graph Galileo spacecraft data to determine its movement.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have classes estimate the moon's distance from Earth before beginning the lesson; post answers on the board and compare to the calculated answer
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes learners understand distance formula and the metric system
  • Based on level of pupils and discussion, activity duration is 25 minutes to 1.5 hours
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  • Includes answer key
  • Gives brief background information on distance, units, Apollo 11's mission, and Galileo's mission

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