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To Scale: The Solar System (7:06)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 00:59 Why aren’t pictures of the Solar System to scale?
  2. 01:53 How much space do you need to build a scale model of the Solar System if the Earth is only the size of a marble?
  3. 04:15 What planet orbits at the edge of the Solar System?
  4. 05:22 How do you know that they’ve made their model correctly, with the right proportions?