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Scale Model of the Solar System

Young scientists gain a better understanding of space, the solar system and its vastness by creating a scale model. Students first need to calculate the distance between each of the nine planets according to the size of their scale. This can be done using calculators and a conversion chart, however a conversion chart is not included in this resource. After calculating the distances, small groups measure out these distaces on adding machine tape and draw the plants, making a scale-sized univer

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Resource Details

Grade
6th
Subjects
Life Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategies
Collaborative Learning
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Technology
Calculator
Year
2002
Usage Permissions
Fine Print
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