The Voyage Scale Model Solar System

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Young scientists learn how to select a scale factor for a large scale model. Then they figure the scale for each of the planets and the distance between them. Finally, they construct a giant scale model of the solar system and answer analysis questions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • View a video that shows the size and distances in a scale model
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects prior knowledge from the previous lesson in the series
  • Remind learners to watch for consistent units, as the distances are provided in km, but the questions ask for meters
  • The final part of the two-part series
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  • Provides a detailed science overview
  • Includes lesson adaptations for high and low level readers
  • Offers assessment criteria for each activity
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