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.Worlds of the Solar System- Make a Scale Model

.Worlds of the Solar System- Make a Scale Model .Worlds of the Solar System- Make a Scale Model

Use a set of scaled balls and beads to show the relative sizes of the planets, the Moon, Ceres, and Pluto to each other and to the Sun. This permanent model can be used over and over again in many ways. Handout included.

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Download FileDownload Worlds of the Solar System Activity (PDF, 1.43 MB)

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