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Learners will shrink the scale of the solar system to the size of their neighborhood and compare the relative sizes of scale models of the planets, two dwarf planets, and a comet as represented by fruits and other foods. This activity requires access to a large indoor or outdoor space (measuring at least 190 feet wide) where the children can model the orbit of Mercury around the Sun. It is part of Explore! Jupiter's Family Secrets, a series designed to engage children in space and planetary science in libraries and informal learning environments.

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    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,Informal Education,Juno,NSDL,Earth and space science:Solar system:Planets,Planetary Science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Elementary School Programming,Jupiter,Earth and space science:Astronomy:Size and scale,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Middle School Programming,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407124021876T,Space science

    Language:

    English

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