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        5-8,13+

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        Working with Scale

        In this video segment from Teaching Earth and Space Science, eighth-grade teacher Mark Goldner discusses the importance of having his students understand scale models and maps He creates a physical model of the sizes and distances of planets in the solar system, and his students make predictions and draw conclusions from the data resulting from the model. Goldner remarks that the activity helps reveal places where the students are having difficulty working with scale.

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