Lab#1 - Questions 1. Calculations (a) See Table 1.1 (b)...

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Questions 1. Calculations (a) See Table 1.1 (b) Uranus 2. Goal (a) I don’t think that this would be very helpful to children in a classroom due to the fact that size of the planets as it corresponds to the chart would not be easy to comprehend. However, the distance between the planets would be helpful in determining the inner and outer orbits. 3. Assumptions (a) The assumptions are somewhat true. But the sizes of the planets are not easy to sketch on the planet place holders; Pluto in particular is of a microscopic size. It was helpful to see the planet distances charted on the lab floor, seeing how far Pluto was from the sun in relation to the other planets was readily seen. There is no way the size and distance could be easily related in one model that would fit inside a fathomable distance. Of course either distance or size must be sacrificed in order to relate either calculation to a group of students. 4.
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course ASTR 135 taught by Professor Allen during the Fall '08 term at Washington State University .

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