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Future: Space Race - How Big is Our Own Solar System? - BBC

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5 to 12
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Journey to the farthest regions of space with this interactive from BBC. Scroll down to move the rocket from Earth's closest cloud layer and continue to the outer edges of ...more
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Journey to the farthest regions of space with this interactive from BBC. Scroll down to move the rocket from Earth's closest cloud layer and continue to the outer edges of our solar system 46 billion light- years away. Notes at the bottom of the page change to tell the distance in kilometers, travel time at warp 1 speed, and miles represented per pixel.

tag(s): planets (108), rockets (11), solar system (95), space (201)

In the Classroom

Use this interactive as an anticipatory set or "activator" to introduce a unit or lesson on a projector or interactive whiteboard about our solar system. Make a shortcut to this site on classroom computers and use it as a center. This interactive is excellent for enrichment. Include it on your class web page for students to access both in and out of class. Enhance learning and modify classroom technology use by having students create an infographic sharing their findings using Venngage, reviewed here.

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