What Are Some Solar System Project Ideas?

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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.

Paper mache models of the solar system can also provide students with a hands-on activity that allows them to really see the size relation of planets to one another, as well as to the sun and moon. It also gives students a good way to add texture to the planets and to learn more about their atmospheres by researching the color of each planet.