Grade Level: 9-12
Our Solar System
Voyager 1 (Our Solar System),
Voyager 2 (Our Solar System)
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Short Description: This is a classic exercise for visualizing just how BIG our solar system really is. Both the relative size and spacing of the planets are demonstrated in this outdoor exercise, using a mere peppercorn to represent the size of the Earth.
Why We Chose This Lesson
This lesson was chosen for its quality and potential alignment to Next Generation Science standards.
Credit: National Optical Astronomical Observatory