This project can take 3-4 days. It is a lot of fun for students! A major misconception in astronomy is not understanding the size and distance differences among the planets. This is a fantastic visual that students will remember. Students first research to find the current diameter and distance from the Sun of all the planets. Then, students perform calculations to find a relative diameter and distance. Last, they will create two models: a poster model showing the diameters of planets and a string model showing the distance.
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