Can we model how large the solar system really is? Attempt an astronomical feat with a hands-on-activity that uses a roll of toilet paper. Young scientists measure the distances of the planets from the sun to create a scale model of the solar system.
- Supplement a primary lesson on the solar system with this activity
- Have parents or guardians donate toilet paper for the activity
- Activity requires a lot of space; take the class to the gymnasium or outside playground to complete
- Gives students a visual perspective of how large the solar system really is
- Table included is easy to follow to measure distances using 100 or 200 sheets of toilet paper