To build a model solar system, hang small circles representing the planets and sun from a larger circle. There should be eight small circles for the planets and one slightly larger circle in the center, for the sun.Continue Reading
A model solar system is a quick and easy school project. The only supplies required are a large cardboard circle, such as the circle from a frozen pizza, another piece of cardboard, string, scissors, a compass to draw circles and crayons or markers.
A popular solar system project idea is the construction of a solar system model. While the hanging Styrofoam ball model is an easy-to-create option, constructing the solar system in panoramic form in a shoe box can also be fun.Full Answer >
When building a solar system model, decide if the model is a box model where the foam balls are cut in half and mounted inside a large cardboard box or a hanging model with the sun at the center. Next gather finger paints and Styrofoam balls of various sizes.Full Answer >
The solar system includes all celestial bodies that are pulled in by the Sun's gravitational force, including the eight planets, dwarf planets, comets, asteroids, meteors, meteorites, moons, the Kuiper belt and the Oort cloud. Various gases and dust particles also exist within the solar system.Full Answer >
One of the easiest ways to build a working model of the solar system is to suspend the sun and planets in their orbits from a circular piece of cardboard. Draw circles on the cardboard to represent the planets' orbits and hang each planet from the cardboard on a piece of fishing line.Full Answer >