Solar System Scale Model Demonstration

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Explore outer space and decorate your classroom with an astronomy project. Learners create a visual model with the creation of a scaled solar system using different sized balls.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Display the solar system model on your science bulletin board so scholars can reference it at any time
  • Create the model as a class, in small groups, or individually, at school or assign for homework 
  • Schedule time in the library or on mobile learning devices to search additional information about the solar system 
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should be familiar with the nine planets pf the solar system and their relation to the sun 
  • Requires a variety of materials
  • The model creates a large and engaging focal point for your classroom 
  • Provides additonal information about other scaled measurments in space 
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