http://www.pbs.org/teachers/mathline/concepts/space2/activity3.shtm
http://purl.org/ASN/resources/S114352F
http://purl.org/ASN/resources/S1143530
http://purl.org/ASN/resources/S1143547
http://purl.org/ASN/resources/S11435E4
2009
The Capacity of the Planets
In this activity, students "demonstrate the ability to represent numbers in scientific notation and use geometry to solve problems about planets in the solar system." This is the third in a series of activities called Math Space Odyssey from PBS's Mathline, and it asks students to calculate the capacity and area of the planets in the Milky Way. In addition, students convert numbers to scientific notation, calculate the distance between planets, and are asked to create and solve their own problem dealing with distance or capacity in the solar system. All relevant data needed is provided on a chart on this site, and the activity and answers can be downloaded as PDFs and printed, ready for classroom use.
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