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written by Guy Ottewell
This lesson discusses the solar system, the relative sizes of the planets, and their relative separation in space.  This exercise is a useful for demonstrating  the size of the solar system.
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© 1989 Guy Ottewell
Scale, Solar System Size, planets, separation in space
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This ia a Great Exercise

Author: John Baitinger
Posted: March 5, 2006 at 3:38PM

I made scale models instead of using the peppercorn, walnut, etc.  The WOW factor is worth the time.

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