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Smithsonian Education: The Universe, An Introduction

 Start with the questions all students ask   How big is the universe, how far away are the planets and stars, how did they form and when, how do they move and why?  Build on their natural curiosity.  The Smithsonian,
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 Start with the questions all students ask: How big is the universe, how far away are the planets and stars, how did they form and when, how do they move and why? Build on their natural curiosity. The Smithsonian, in cooperation with NASA, brings you lesson plans to help students discover answers - and questions that can't be answered.

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