The purpose of this activity is to challenge simple models we have of the universe. Although the planets are not to scale in this model and are positioned in a line rather than at different locations in their orbits, it helps us visualise the huge distances between the Sun and the planets. This is a great activity to use in the classroom when introducing a research enquiry to find out more about the solar system.
You can also view our video of this activity.
|Phizzi practical: solar system in my pocket (1.63 MB)|