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Place Value Task

Place Value Task

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Published by Kaisha Medina

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Categories:Topics, Art & Design
Published by: Kaisha Medina on Oct 26, 2012
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Chapter 1 Performance Assessment
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The table shows the average distance from the sun for eachplanet in our solar system.
1.
Draw a picture including the sun and each of the nineplanets, in the order they occur according to the data in thetable. How many planets are closer to the sun than Earth?How many planets are farther from the sun than Earth?
2.
Round each distance in the table to the nearest millionmiles. Use the rounded numbers to estimate the distancebetween each pair of neighboring planets and write theestimates on your picture.
3.
Choose a planet that you would like to visit. How far is theplanet from Earth? Explain how you found your answer.
4.
 Assume you have access to a special spaceship that cantravel 1 million miles each day. How long would it take toget from Earth to the planet you chose to visit? Explainhow you decided.
PlanetAverage distanceAverage distance to thefrom the sunnearest million miles
Earth92,900,000 milesJupiter483,880,000 milesMars141,710,000 milesMercury35,980,000 milesNeptune2,796,460,000 milesPluto3,666,000,000 milesSaturn887,140,000 milesUranus1,783,980,000 miles Venus67,240,000 miles
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