Making Scale Models of the Solar System

I know it’s been awhile between posts, but I can assure you that there’s been plenty of good stuff going on. Here’s just one example.

My Year 8 class have been looking into understanding the solar system, starting off by collecting a whole set of data on the 8 planets (neglecting poor little Pluto of course). They then used that data to create a scale model of the size of the planets, using Earth as a circle of 1 cm radius and creating the other planets relative to this. Here’s one group’s awesome effort:


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