Type:

Other

Description:

In this activity, learners shrink the scale of the vast solar system to the size of their neighborhood. Learners are challenged to consider not only the traditional "planets," but also some of the smaller objects orbiting the Sun. Learners compare the relative sizes of scale models of the planets, two dwarf planets, and a comet as represented by fruits and other foods. They determine the spacing between the scaled planets on a map of the neighborhood and relate those distances to familiar landmarks. This activity is part of a sequence of activities focused on Jupiter's immense size.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > 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:

Number and Operations,NSDL,solar system,Earth and Space Science,orbit,Units of Measurement,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Space Science,planets,measurement,Mathematics,size,Fractions,Materials science,scale,Chemistry,space,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140718104124671T,asteroid belt,Astronomy,Size and Scale,Solar System,Informal Education,Middle School,mapping,Multiples and Factors,scaling,Elementary School,comet,Representation,dwarf planet,astronomy,Physics,distance,Upper Elementary,The Planets,Technology,Earth system science,Structure and Properties of Matter,Engineering,Jupiter,Space science,Measurement,Physical science,Education,Asteroids and Comets,Geoscience

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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