Half-mile solar system

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Description

Pace out the solar system over half a mile, to scale

Resources

Print out of planets, instruction sheet, cones or markers, tape or blutac, half mile footpath or field

Instructions

print out the planets sheet, on a sheet of A4 paper they should be to scale. Cut to separate them. Use a football as the sun. Pace out to mercury, use a cone to mark the distance and stick the planet to the cone with tape. Pace and mark each planet, and you will see how big the distances are between them.

Tags

  • astronomer
  • astronomy
  • Planets
  • solar system

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