8A10.15 - Scale Model of Solar System
To demonstrate the size of planets relative to each other and the Sun.
Gather box of planets and Nerf ball Sun. Align planets in order starting closest to the sun; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Asteroid Belt, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.
The Sun is the center of our solar system of which our planets orbit around due to the gravitational attraction between their masses over a great distance of space. We have come to realize over time that there are eight planets within our solar system which Earth is third closest to the sun.