Formal EducationSolar System Math (Grades: 5-8)
"Solar System Math" is a series of four classroom lessons centered on pre-algebra topics such as measurement, unit conversion, ratio and proportion, scale, data analysis, and data representation. The downloadable software application, "What's the Difference," supports the lessons with engaging multimedia that accurately illustrates the size, distance and composition of the bodies in our solar system.
The Voyage Scale Model Solar System (PDF, 543 KB) (Grades: 9-12)
Informal EducationRed Nickel Scale Model (Grades: 5-8, 9-12)
Solar System Ambassador Kevin Sullivan uses a few coins and some paint to explain the fundamentals of solar system scale and distance.
Pocket Solar System (Grades: 5-8, 9-12)
Worlds in Comparison: Play-Doh Planets (Grades: 5-8, 9-12)