Scale Model of the Solar System

Do you need a dramatic way to help your community understand the true scale of the solar system, both size and distance? We have designed a scale model that centers on an 8' diameter Sun and extends through the local area. If your space is not large enough, you can use a satellite image with the planet orbits marked. Guaranteed to draw interest!

The Scale Model Activity
Includes Developer's Notes
Sun Scale and Distance
A shorted version of the above activity
If the Moon Were Only One Pixel
A demonstration and scale model of the distance between objects in our solar system.
Solar System Scope
Additional Resources:
Our Solar System - Ancient Worlds, New Discoveries

Why is Pluto No Longer a Planet?

Image by NASA/JPL