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Scale from the Solar System to a Monster Bee

Sixth graders are introduced to the concept of scale. As a class, they create a model of the solar system taking into account the scale between the planets and the Sun. To end the lesson plan, they examine "Dina the Monster Bee" and discover how changing the scale can cause changes in one's view of the object.

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