Are you exploring the solar system in your homeschool this year? This article on the solar system will give you a new perspective on how you view the models you have seen before on the solar system.
I never knew that most of the models we have been seeing throughout our lives are well — I won’t say and let you read the article for yourself.
This FREE “How Big is Our Solar System” astronomy activity for kids will explain exactly what your kids need to understand the magnitude and enormity of the solar system.
Here are a few of the things your students will need for the astronomy activity that explains the solar system:
- 1 basketball
- 2 pins
- 2 peppercorns
- 2 peanuts about 0.3” diameter
- 1 pecan about 0.9” diameter
- 1 acorn about 0.7” diameter
You will have to read more to see exactly what these items represent in the activity.
Need more resources to teach the solar system this year? Check these out:
Explore this astronomy activity for kids of how big our solar system is from Experience Astronomy.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!