Space is full of...SPACE: Solar System Scale Activities

Created by Keliann LaConte Last updated 1/27/2015

Bring the solar system to your community! Offer programs that feature both the size and distance of the Sun and one or more planets, asteroids, comets, etc. These activities allow youth to experience the vast distances between the Sun, Earth and more using foods or household objects.

Determine how many planets your space accommodates before you start. You do not have to use all the planets! It is best if Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, and Jupiter are included to illustrate the scale of our solar system. If you must omit some of the solar system objects, provide information about object that cannot be represented in the course using books, websites, apps, or a display of printed information and photographs.