Create a human sized scale model of the solar system with your students.
- For students to develop an understanding of the positions of the planets in the solar system, both relative to each other, and also their position and distance from the sun.
- For students to gain a practical meaning of the words ‘rotation’ and ‘revolution’ and how those words apply in the context of the movement of planets.
A large open space, such as a park or football field
A long measuring tape (such as one used to mark out a sporting field).