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This unit is intended for the seventh grade level. It has not been tested. The choice of an interdisciplinary approach promises to sneak in the mathematics through the door of astronomy. Students will have the opportunity to develop a broader knowledge base in astronomy, and maybe, an interest in space travel.
In this unit, there is enough room for a teacher to adjust and tailor the lessons to fit his or her particular class. It is of great importance that a part of the instruction be given to establishing the basic concepts of the science. This will lead to a better understanding of the relevance of the mathematics.
(Recommended for Mathematics, grade 7)