Investigation 1: Does what you see depend on where you are?

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How does viewing an object from a distance change what the observer sees? Students compare different viewing distances on the ground, from the air, and from space? This investigation has two parts. First students view simple shapes from varying distances and record their observations. Then they view NASA images and make observations about what can be seen from ground level, from an airplane, and from the space shuttle.

K-4 Module 1Investigation 1 in .pdf format

Investigation 1 Student Materials in .pdf format

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