Standard & Scientific Form - solar system activity

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Get students to use standard form and scientific form to find the mass and distance from the sun of each of the planets.

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January 2012
This is a lovely mystery to use when teaching standard form, it also brings in a real life context which I always like. Students are presented with various clues about the planets, they must use these to work out the distance from the sun and the mass of each planet. A great problem solving lesson which checks their understanding of writing in standard form and interpreting numbers written in standard form. I would get students to work on this in pairs and present their findings along with a justification for each. Thank you for sharing.
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January 2012
Liked the mystery idea, saved my bacon for teaching this ..... thanks!