Chester Children's Chorus: Astronomy 2005

Model Solar System

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We researched the sizes and distances of each planet, and shrunk the whole Solar System scale down by 10 billion.
researching solar system
We found models - small spheres - for each of the (first six) planets, plus the Moon and Sun. They were small.
finding small model planets
On this scale, the Sun is 15 centimeters in diameter.
the Sun
And the Earth is even smaller.
the Earth the Earth zoom the Earth hi zoom
We measured out the location of each planet.
measuring the distance measuring the distance, more
Demar is standing at her planet - Mars - 23 meters from the Sun, but only half a millimeter across (you can't see it in this photo).

The students' information about their planets:
Tray - Mercury
Aliya - Venus
J'atienne - Earth
Jenniffer - Moon
Demar - Mars
Asr - Jupiter
Kiara - Saturn


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