• The calm, inviting waters of the Spokane Arm. Photo Credit: NPS\LARO\John Salisbury

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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  • Campground Campfire Ban Lifted

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Solar System Round-Up

PIA12114: Photojournal Home Page Graphic 2009 (Artist Concept) - NASA/JPL 2009

The Solar System

NASA/JPL

Program Overview:
Choose one or all:
"Worlds in Comparison" - Make a scale model of our solar system which compares the relative sizes of the planets. (50-90 minutes)
"Pocket Solar System" - Make a scale model of our solar system which compares the distances between the planets and the planets and the sun. (45 minutes)
"Solar System Hike" - Take a walk through the solar system to scale. (60 minutes)

Activities are from Astronomy From the Ground Up and presented by a National Park Service Sky Ranger.


EALR 1 1.2.5Components of the Solar System and Beyond (6 and 8)
2009 Science Standards: EALR4 4-5 ES1D

Grade: 4th-8th
Group Size: Minimum: 10 Maximum: 30 (or 1 class)
Program Length: 45-90 minutes

Fill out the reservation form to schedule a program or contact our education specialist for more information.

Did You Know?

Construction equipment for clearing the lakebed

When the Grand Coulee Dam was finished and the lake filled, 11 towns were submerged. Every structure was cleared or burned. Soon, the rising waters covered the forlorn concrete foundations with water and darkness. Some towns died, others were built above the new lake, replacing what was lost.