Paul Chodas, Manager for NASA's Near Earth Object Program, explains Astronomical Units (AUs) and how this unit of measure helps simplify an understanding of distances within the solar system. To further simplify thinking about these vast distances, distances within the solar system are explained scaled to the size of a football field.
Published on: August 15, 2018
Download High Def. Video
Download Caption File
NOTE: Download Caption file and link it in your player to get caption in the video.
Real World: Scaling the Solar System, Real World, solar system, scale, size, distance, model, measurement, planets, Oort Cloud, Kuiper Belt, Sun, AU, inner planets, outer planets, middle school, secondary, science, technology, engineering, math, STEM, education, video, Paul Chodas, NASA eClips, eClips, NASA, NIA, National Institute of Aerospace, aerospace, SEP1, asking questions, SEP2, models, SEP5, computational thinking, SEP6, constructing explanations, designing solutions, MP4, modles, STEL4, impacts of technology, Science SOL 6.8