A mathematics investigation about number and the scale of the solar system, embedded in a real-world context.
In this investigation, students are required to perform calculations using provided formulae to explore whether it is possible to create a scale model of the solar system inside a classroom.
This teaching resource includes:
- teacher notes, detailing a range of important information about the investigation
- a detailed description of the investigation for students, including step-by-step instructions
- various recording worksheets
- reflection questions
- answer sheets.
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|asteroid||black hole||big bang theory|
|full moon||inertia||Milky Way|
|new moon||penumbra||solar wind|
NSW Curriculum alignment
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Connect decimal representations to the metric system
Convert between common metric units of length, mass and capacity
Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the Sun)
Multiply and divide fractions and decimals using efficient written strategies and digital technologies
Multiply decimals by whole numbers and perform divisions by non-zero whole numbers where the results are terminating decimals, with and without digital technologies
Multiply and divide decimals by powers of 10
Round decimals to a specified number of decimal places
Australian Curriculum alignment
Connect decimal representations to the metric systemElaborationsrecognising the equivalence of measurements such as 1.25 metres and 125 centimetres (Skills: Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)(V...
The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun)Elaborationsidentifying the planets of the solar system and comparing how long they take to orbit the sun (Skills: Literacy, Cr...
Convert between common metric units of length, mass and capacityElaborationsidentifying and using the correct operations when converting units including millimetres, centimetres, metres, kilometres, m...
Multiply and divide fractions and decimals using efficient written strategies and digital technologiesElaborationsinvestigating multiplication of fractions and decimals, using strategies including pat...
Multiply decimals by whole numbers and perform divisions by non-zero whole numbers where the results are terminating decimals, with and without digital technologiesElaborationsinterpreting the results...
Round decimals to a specified number of decimal placesElaborationsusing rounding to estimate the results of calculations with whole numbers and decimals, and understanding the conventions for rounding...
Multiply and divide decimals by powers of 10Elaborationsmultiplying and dividing decimals by multiples of powers of 10 (Skills: Numeracy)(View this topic on www.australiancurriculum.edu.au )...
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