Worlds in Comparison
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How small is Earth compared to Jupiter or Saturn? How much bigger are the gas giants to the terrestrial planets? Have students use Play-Doh to find out in this perfectly scaled and perfectly fun activity!
- Worlds in Comparison Play-Doh Recipe / Instruction Sheet for teacher
- Play-Doh – enough for each student or group
- Worlds in Comparison Planet Boxes print out, 1 for each student or group
- Plastic knife for each student or group
- Ruler for each student or group
- Follow the Worlds in Comparison instruction sheet to have your students create the Solar System’s planets to scale.
You may want to end your activity and discussion with Got balls – planet size comparison video (find on the video tab above)
Note: This video is in German. Erde is Earth, Mond is Moon, Merkur is Mercury, and Sonne is the Sun.
Great Video to end your discussion on Planet Sizes.
Note: This video is in German so Erde is Earth, Mond is Moon, Merkur is Mercury, and Sonne is the Sun.