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Description:

This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners build a scale model of the universe with little more than adding machine tape. Learners are often surprised to find how empty the outer solar system is (there is a reason they call it space!) and how close, relatively speaking, the orbits of the planets of the inner solar system are. The pdf contains step-by-step instructions, photos, presentation tips, common misconceptions about our solar system, and links to background information.

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:

Informal Education,NSDL,solar system,Units of Measurement,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Space Science,planets,measurement,outer space,Mathematics,Early Elementary,Upper Elementary,Higher Education,Size and Scale,fractions,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926133827966T,Middle School,Stars and Galaxies,astronomical unit,Elementary School,AU,astronomy,universe,High School,Space science

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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