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published by the Exploratorium
written by Ron Hipschman
This site from the Exploratorium provides directions to make a scale model of the Solar System and gain a sense of the relative sizes of the sun and planets. The user chooses the diameter of the sun, and the site calculates the diameters of the planets and their distances. Also, links to many solar-system-related sites are provided.
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- Solar System
- Informal Education
- Middle School
- High School
- Instructional Material
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© 1997 Ron Hipschman Exploratorium
model, planet, scale
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Metadata instance created July 18, 2006 by Ann Deml
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August 25, 2006 by Elizabeth Bolton
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R. Hipschman, Build a Solar System, (Exploratorium, San Francisco, 1997), <>.
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Hipschman, R. (2006, August 25). Build a Solar System. Retrieved November 19, 2018, from Exploratorium:
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Hipschman, Ron. Build a Solar System. San Francisco: Exploratorium, August 25, 2006. (accessed 19 November 2018).
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Hipschman, Ron. Build a Solar System. San Francisco: Exploratorium, 1997. 25 Aug. 2006. 19 Nov. 2018 <>.
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