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This is an activity about size and scale. Learners will use common objects to create a size and distance model of the Solar System, with a peppercorn representing the size of the Earth. Using paces or steps as a form of standard measurement, learners will then count the number of paces that are necessary between each planet or common object until a scale model is complete. The resulting model is approximately 1,000 yards, or over 1/2 mile, in length. This is Actividad 4.3 as part of El Universo a Sus Pies, a Spanish-language curriculum, available for purchase.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Space Science,Early Elementary,Middle School,NSDL,Upper Elementary,Planetary Science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,High School,Elementary School,Earth and space science:Astronomy:Size and scale,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Mathematics:Measurement,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123655984T,Mathematics,Space science

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