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Solar System in My Neighborhood

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Patrons shrink the scale of the vast solar system to the size of their neighborhood. They then compare the relative sizes of scale models of the planets, two dwarf planets, and a comet as represented by fruits and other foods.

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Add a Tech Twist Optional: Try using Google Earth or another map mobile application to help create a sense of scale!
Related Links Background information:
Secrets of the Solar System Family
The Other Distant Giants Are Kindred Planets with Individual Quirks
Inner, Rocky Neighbors Are Siblings to Earth
Countless Small Objects Are Part of Our Solar System's Extended Family

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Solar System in My Neighborhood: Planet Sizes and Distances
Optional: Family Portrait...in Numbers
Originating Source Lunar and Planetary Institute
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Solar System in My Neighborhood

Solar System in My Neighborhood

Patrons shrink the scale of the vast solar system to the size of their neighborhood. They then compare the relative sizes of scale models of the planets, two dwarf planets, and a comet as represented by fruits and other foods.