Catching a productive meteor shower can be a stunning experience. On the evenings and mornings of August 11th and 12th there is hope of a good show. A three-quarters moon will make the night sky too light to see the dimmer meteors but conditions are still expected to be excellent. Let students read charts, analyze data, work with percent of moon visibility at each phase, and understand apparent magnitude in the night sky with this activity. They can stay up for the show or wake up early? Motivate them.
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CCSS: 5.MD, 5.NF, 6.RP, 7.RP, 7.SP