This Worlds in Comparison lesson plan also includes:
Young astronomers follow a step-by-step procedure for dividing a lump of dough into parts, resulting in a scaled volume set of puny planets. Along with the printable directions is a template chart of planet names on which learners can place each model as it is rolled. Use this activity to go alongside lessons dealing with Next Generation Science Standard MS-ESS1-3. Even middle schoolers enjoy playing with clay!
- Provides an opportunity to independently follow printed procedures
- Supports Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards
- Since so much modeling compound is required, consider assigning the making of dough (recipe included) as an at-home pre-assignment