Create a human sized scale model of the solar system with your students.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.

You Need:

  • 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). 

  • Possibly also

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