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Scale the solar system down! A fun, physical way to teach the solar system and the relative distances of the planets to the sun! This sun-shaped reel houses 61' of tape with planets marked according to their relative proximity to the sun. Children choose a planet, find it on the tape, and stand next to it, creating a scale model of the solar system. Students instantly see and understand that some planets are closer to the sun, while others are much farther away. Far out!
- Includes solar system measuring tape with 61' of planet tape, link to 10 downloadable planet posters with actual NASA images, and teacher's guides
- Teaches measurements, proximity, and solar system; teacher's guide contains lesson plans
- Whole-class activity
- Ages 7+