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Published: 03/06/2019
KS4 | Physics
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Red–shift

This challenging activity involves the interpretation of data and then using it to make predictions for the red-shift of galaxies. It gives an opportunity to practice a range of maths skills such as converting units, significant figures, rearranging equations and graph drawing. 

Example questions

  1. Convert the value of the red-shift for a speed of 300 km/s into Hz
  2. Draw a graph of the results in the table.
  3. Describe the trend between the speed at which the galaxy is moving away from Earth and the red-shift observed. 
   

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