Vernier Software and Technology
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Distance From the Sun

Figure from experiment 32 from Elementary Science with Vernier


Have you ever thought about what it would be like if you were on another planet looking back at the sun? In this activity, you will use the Light Probe to get an idea of how much light the planets would receive.


In this activity, you will

  • Make a simulation of the planets of our solar system to scale.
  • Measure the amount of light from a light source at different distances.
  • Draw conclusions about conditions on other planets.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Standards Correlations

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Experiment 32 from Elementary Science with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Elementary Science with Vernier</em> book cover

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