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The First Asteroid Ever Discovered

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Flash back to 1801 to meet Ceres, the first asteroid discovery! Use a video lesson to learn how careful plotting and measuring led to the discovery of Ceres. Once lost, mapping the orbit led to new astronomy and new mathematics to discover its location again.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct a study of one of the books referenced as additional materials
  • Create a timeline to track events that happened prior to and following the discovery of the first asteroid
Classroom Considerations
  • Individuals require Internet access if viewing the lesson independently
  • Includes several questioning resources to accompany the video lesson
  • Provides links to additional videos and resources on the same topic
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