Playground Planetarium: The Solar System | STEAM STEM Astronomy and Math

Brain Brigade
Grade Levels
4th - 9th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
10 pages
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Brain Brigade


Make a scale model solar system! This hands-on dynamic activity will give your students a sense of the vastness of our solar system and just how tiny our planet is in the whole scope of things. This activity reinforces STEAM/STEM concepts as well as division and estimation in mathematics. Get your kids out of their seats and outside to walk off the distances between the sun and the planets. If you have a smaller playground, you can scale this down to your needs.

Included in this download:
-Materials list
-{9} printable solar system fact cards
-a math lab worksheet with teacher key
-directions for creating a playground sized solar system!

Students will be awed by the size of the universe!

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 hours
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