Pocket Solar System

Pocket Solar System

Here there are listed two different activities that accomplish the same goal, but use different materials. This activity is probably best for kindergarten to 5th grade. It allows the student to see the size scale of our solar system in a fun, interactive way.

A step-by-step guide on how to make a paper pocket solar system:
PocketSolarSystem.pdf
Credit: Adapted from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Pocket Solar System

A step-by-step guide on how to make a bead and string pocket solar system:
solar-system-bead.pdf
Credits: Tom Gates NASA Educator, NASA Ames Research Center. Adapted by Steve Klug, Fees Middle School, Tempe, AZ, Sheri Klug, ASU Mars K-12 Education Program, Tempe, AZ, David Seidel, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.