Play-doh Planets (Space badge)

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Description

Activity from NASA website - https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/educ/play_doh_planets

I tend to test them on the eight planet names first then do this activity, then recap on the names

Resources

Play-doh or plasticene
Lists of planets - I cut them out on separate cards so the play-doh planets can be placed on them and the Beavers can sort them into order from the Sun.

Instructions

This activity will help us to better understand the sizes of the planets compared to one another. The dwarf planet Pluto is included for comparison.

1. Divide the entire ball of Play-doh into 10 equal parts
You may find it easiest to start by rolling the ball into one big hot dog shape.
Combine 6 parts together, roll them into a ball, and put the ball on Jupiter.
Combine 3 parts and put them on Saturn.
2. Cut the remaining part into 10 equal parts
Take 5 parts and combine them with Saturn.
Combine 2 parts to make Neptune.
Put 2 parts on Uranus.
3. Cut the remaining part into 4 equal parts
Take 3 parts and combine them with Saturn.
4. Cut the remaining part into 10 equal parts
Put 2 parts on Earth.
Put 2 parts on Venus.
Take 4 parts and combine them with Uranus.
5. Combine the remaining 2 parts and cut into 10 equal parts
Put 1 part on Mars.
Take 4 parts and combine them with Neptune.
Take 4 parts and combine them Uranus.
6. Cut the remaining part into 10 equal parts
Put 7 parts on Mercury.
Take 2 parts and combine them with Uranus.
7. Cut the remaining part into 10 equal parts
Take 9 parts and combine them with Uranus.
Put 1 part on Pluto.

Tags

  • space, planets

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  • Skills - Creative activity
  • Space - Planets