Explore Activity: Exploring Size and Distance of Earth and Sun

Students measure the diameter of a model of Earth (a peppercorn) and a model sun (a 33-cm circle of poster board) and use a 7-m piece of string to model the distance between Earth and the sun. Materials list, advanced preparation instructions, lab hints and tips, rubric, worksheets, and answer key are provided.
Updated on: February 15, 2005
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