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Title: Build a Solar System
Url: http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/solar_system/
Creator: Hipschman, Ron
Publisher: Exploratorium (Organization).
Description: The Exploratorium in San Francisco has offered up this rather fun and interesting activity which gives interested parties the information to build their own scale model of the solar system. Visitors can start by filling in the diameter of the Sun (which sets up the scale of their model), and the program will give them the necessary dimensions for their scale model. The site also has a list of materials that will be required, and they include a tape measure and a toilet paper roll. The activity is quite fun, and it can be enjoyed by budding astronomers of all ages.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Planets. Planetology
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Sun
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Stars
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Stars -- Galaxies
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Stars -- Parallax and distance
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Physics
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Distances
Astronomy -- Galaxies
Astronomy -- Stars
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 1997
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Middle School Teachers
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Ron Hipschman, Exploratorium
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Astronomy
model
planet
scale
Solar system
Date Of Record Release: 2008-07-23 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-12-17 10:59:10 (W3C-DTF)
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