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Phizzi practical: solar system in my pocket

Learn about the distances between planets and the Sun with a solar system for your pocket.

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.

The video takes you through the activity; a resource card and video transcript can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Transcript available on YouTube.


File Name File Type File Size File Link
Solar system in my pocket PDF 2 MB Download
Solar system in my pocket video transcript PDF 104 KB Download

Published: 14 August 2019

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