Exploring the Solar System with Excel

Students will explore their knowledge of the solar system’s planets, as well as use research tools such as textbooks and the internet to determine surface gravity for each system body of interest. Comparisons will be performed by surface, then a formula will be applied to determine body weight on the various planets.

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Content Area

  • Science

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  • 5th Grade


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Standard(s)/Course Objective(s)

  • N.5.A.1 - Students know scientific progress is made by conducting careful investigations, recording data, and communicating the results in an accurate method. E/S
  • N.5.A.2 - Students know how to compare the results of their experiments to what scientists already know about the world. I/L
  • N.5.A.3 - Students know how to draw conclusions from scientific evidence. E/S
  • N.5.A.4 - Students know graphic representations of recorded data can be used to make predictions. E/S
  • N.5.A.7 - Students know observable patterns can be used to organize items and ideas. E/S

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