Scaling our Solar System

We have been running an event for our 5th graders as they learn about the Solar System – one of the coolest ways to do this is to make a scale model for a small Sun! It really gives them the feel of how far out the gas planets are, and just how small Earth is in comparison!

This is fun and easy and you can make your own at home or your local park! Check out this link to overlay a scaled solar system onto Google Maps!

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