Spore Activity 1: Planets Student sheets Copymasters. cracking science!. version 1.0. Spore Activity 1 Counting stars in the galaxy. Student Sheet 1. Counting the stars in the galaxy.
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Student Sheet 1
Counting the stars in the galaxy.
1 Fill in the number of stars within each square. (How will you decide whether to include a square or not?)
2 Total the number of stars in each row.
3 Add the totals and write the answer below the grid.
Student Sheet 2
These are the data we expect for different size planets. Which size planet can we be most sure of detecting? Why?
Student Sheet 3
These are the data we expect for different size stars. Which size star would help us the most in detecting a planet? Why?
Student Sheet 4
These are the data we expect for how a planet moves across a star. Which movement would help us the most in detecting a planet? Why?
Across middle of star
Across top of star
Never crosses star
Student Sheet 5
These are the data we expect for stars at different distances from Earth. Which distance would help us the most in detecting a planet? Why?
Medium distance star
Student Sheet 6
These are the data we expect for stars at different weather conditions on Earth. Which condition would help us the most in detecting a planet? Why?
Medium visibility (quite cloudy)
Low visibility (very cloudy)