Solar System Scale & Size

This Solar System Scale & Size lesson plan also includes:

Use a variety of whole fruits to represent the different planets in the solar system to introduce scale sizes to your math or space science class. They follow suit by creating a non-scaled model of the solar system using specific-colored pony beads. 

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Though this lesson is written for middle schoolers, it really is more appropriate for younger learners.


  • An adapted lesson plan for kindergarten through fourth grade is provided
  • Well-organized and detailed teacher's notes include extension ideas

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