Far Out! Solar System Mapping Tool
Far Out! Solar System Mapping Tool
Item # far-out--solar-system-mapping-tool
$ 19.99 each

A fun, physical way to teach the solar system and the relative distances of the planets to the sun! This sun-shaped reel houses 61 feet of tape with planets marked according to their relative proximity to the sun. Students choose a planet, find it on the tape, and stand next to it, creating a scale model of the solar system. Students instantly see and understand that some planets are closer to the sun, while others are much farther away. Far out!

Grades 2+

Includes solar system measuring tape with 61 feet of planet tape, 10 downloadable planet posters with actual NASA images, and teacher’s guide with lesson plans Teaches measurements, proximity, and solar system; teacher’s guide contains lesson plans

Whole-class activity