Phizzi practical: solar system in my pocket

14 August 2019

  • Curriculum areas (primary):
  • Earth & space
  • Age Group:
  • 9 - 11 years

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)
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