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How big is the solar system

Astronomy 8-14 Years

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What is this Masterclass about?

Our solar system is a tightly bonded family of 9 for the last 4.7 billion years. The first image that comes on our mind is that of the concentric circles around the Sun. Amusingly, all on the same sheet of paper in your textbook. You know the Solar system is huge, but how much? This workshop will probably be the first of its kind ever to give you a perspective of the size of our Mighty solar system. You will be amazed to learn the relative sizes of the objects in our solar system and how vast they are distributed in space. So, Are you ready?

What are the highlights of this Masterclass?

The students get to create a scaled down model of the solar system using household items

What are the key takeaways?

Students understand the relative sizes of planets in our solar system, units of measurements and get an intuitive feel of distances and get to wonder with no boundaries.

How do I prepare for this Masterclass?

Ensure the following is available for the session:

1.Pencil
2.Pen
3. coloring crayon
4. 10-12 sheets of blank A4 paper
5.15 cm ruler
6. A calculator
7. A compass set.
8. Identify all the spherical objects around your house.

What are the Post-Class Assignments?

Scaled Inner Solar system

Go out on a large field nearby you and put a football on one edge of the field and put down flags of First three planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth) at the scaled down distance as per the scaling factors learnt in the classroom. You can use estimates for distances using number of steps (Put up a meter scale on the ground and see how many steps you need to take to cover one meter). Let's say Earth is 22 meters away from Sun, and you have calculated 1 meter to be roughly 3 steps for you, you will need to take 22x3 steps from the sun to plant a flag for Earth. Upload a video showing the arrangement of the planets and the sun on the ground.

How to attend this class?

STEP 1

Book your Class

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STEP 2

GET PREPARED

Prepare for the class by following the instructions in the Overview.

STEP 3

SET UP FOR CLASS

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STEP 4

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