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Solar System Scale

by: Geoff Holt and Nancy W. West

Sizes and distances in the solar system are difficult to visualize. In this activity, students calculate scaled distances and planetary diameters to planets in our solar system. They then make a model in a large open space, using their scaled measurements.

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Elementary SchoolMiddle SchoolHigh School

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Type Book ChapterPub Date 3/15/2011Stock # PB298X2_3a

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