Scale Model Solar System

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Description

Scale model of the solar system using peppercorns, foam balls, grains of sand etc.

Resources

Per Patrol:
1 x Foam Ball
2 x Dots on a piece of paper
2 x Marbles
2 x Grains of Sand (sellotaped to paper)
2 x Peppercorns (sellotaped to paper)

Instructions

Each patrol is given the above resources.
Scouts are to decide which planet each item represents and then put them in the correct order.

Correct answer:
Sun - Foam Ball
Mercury - Dot
Venus - Sand
Earth - Sand
Mars - Dot
Jupiter - Marble
Saturn - Marble
Uranus - Peppercorn
Neptune - Peppercorn
(Pluto)

At this scale (10 Billion:1) the planets would be the following distances from the Sun:
Mercury - 5.8m (57,910,000 km)
Venus - 10.8m (108,200,000 km)
Earth - 15m (149,600,000 km)
Mars - 22.8m (227,900,000 km)
Jupiter - 77.8m (778,500,000 km)
Saturn - 143.3m (1,433,000,000 km)
Uranus - 287.7m (2,877,000,000 km)
Neptune - 450.3m (4,503,000,000 km)
(Pluto)

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