Pocket Solar System

Pocket Solar System

  • Daytime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Inside Venue
  • Outside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Child, Teen, Adult
How far has New Horizon's traveled to get to Pluto? It can be hard to imagine, but this activity can help! Try out this simple Pocket Solar System activity that is sure to get an "Ah-ha!" moment from your visitors. Using a strip of paper, construct a quick scale model of the distances between the orbits of the planets, the Asteroid Belt, and Pluto as part of the Kuiper Belt.

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Pocket Solar System

Demonstration of the activity on YouTube.

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Daytime Event
Daytime Event
Nighttime Event
Nighttime Event
Inside Venue
Inside Venue
Outside Venue
Outside Venue
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