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Speed of the Earth

This video, from Twig World, explains that the planet earth is constantly moving through space and models the Earth’s orbit as a circle in order to approximate the distance travelled in one year and hence estimate the distance the Earth travels every second. The video is accompanied by a lesson plan and a worksheet covering calculations using time, average speed and the time a journey takes before requiring students to calculate the circumference and areas of circles.

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