The Toilet Paper Solar System

Students classify the planets in the solar system, study planetary objects, and measure the relative distance between planets. For this solar system lesson, students use toilet paper to complete a scale model of the distance between the planets in the solar system. Students find ways to classify the planets and their attributes. Students then visit the given websites to compare the Earth to the other planets and complete the various activities.

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Grade
5th - 9th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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