Representing the Solar System “to scale”
Two part project

1. Scaling the planets
-find different objects to represent the size of the planets, Sun, and Moon if Earth equals a golf ball.

objects:
Sun
Mercury
Venus
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
Pluto
Moon

2. Scaling the distances- solar system is length of hallway

Sun
Mercury
Venus
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
Pluto (challenge: max and min distance)
Moon
Asteroid belt

3.  Resolving the two models

If the solar system was the length of the hallway, how big would Earth be?
 


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