Voyage of Discovery

Students develop a sense of the scale of our solar system by creating a one to ten billion scale model. They calculate the relative sizes and distances for the planets and asteroid belt using a guiding worksheet. To create the model they place traffic cones at the appropriate distances on a field or sidewalk and use food items such as poppy seeds and gum balls to represent each planet.

5th - 10th Science 36 Views 70 Downloads
Resource Details

Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Simulation
Duration
2 hrs

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