The Solar System
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)
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
5-ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe
1-1 Support an argument that the apparent brightness of the sun and stars is due to their relative distance from the Earth
MS-ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe|ESS1-1 Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.
MS-ESS1-3.Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS1.A: The Universe and Its Stars
ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System
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