Solar System Scale

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Extremely large or extremely small numbers are difficult to comprehend. To help understand the massive scale of the solar system, learners complete two activities. First, they create a model to compares the size of the bodies in the solar system. Then they compare the distances between the bodies in the solar system using modeling as well.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Invite younger grades to view the solar system models once complete
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects pupils to make simple calculations and unit conversions
  • Requires sufficient space to create the models
Pros

  • Provides all necessary handouts and instructions
  • Includes a detailed teaching guide to help prepare for the lesson
Cons

  • None