Prince of Wales Island International School, Penang, Malaysia

Astronomy Club

The Astronomy Club members were star-struck by the comparative size and scale of our solar system. In this lesson, the students were brought out of the school campus to see the size comparison of the first four planets nearest to the sun, with the Sun scaled down to a 1 meter diameter. The scaling was done with the actual scaled down size of the planet as well as the size of its orbits. With the actual scaled down model, the students were thrilled to learn more about how far each planet was from the Sun as well as how big they were!