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Pocket Solar System

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Using a strip of paper, patrons construct a quick scale model of the distances between the objects of our solar system.

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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!
Hints for uses in your library This activity is great for a star party!
Related Links NASA's Solar System Exploration Website
Exploratorium - Calculating Scale Models of the Solar System
Originating Source NASA's Night Sky Network
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Pocket Solar System

Pocket Solar System

Using a strip of paper, patrons construct a quick scale model of the distances between the objects of our solar system.