Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Solar System to scale

This is an illuminating film. Our place is So So small..

To Scale: The Solar System from Wylie Overstreet on Vimeo.

I once helped my little sister with a project and we did this, we got the foam planet set and we strung them along a 29 ft string. Then we made a poster where each planet was a dot or circle approximating it's diameter (the sun was a 6ft wide circle so it was only shown as an arc on one border of the poster, the earth was a simple dot from a pen, barely even ranked, I think jupiter was 1.25in).

I wish I could have been in class when she showed that project.

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