Build a Solar System

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Summary:Want to build a your very own scale model of the solar system? Fill in the diameter of the Sun you want your model to be scaled by and calculate! This site gives scaled dimensions of the planets in the solar system. Use these dimensions to create your own!
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS1-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: activities; astronomy; earth; jupiter; mars; mercury; model; neptune; planet; pluto; saturn; solar system; sun; uranus; venus
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