How far from the sun….in inches of toilet paper?

I found this space activity felt pad for $1 and couldn't pass it up!

I saw this little activity initially on Pinterest and quickly added it to my board.  Then, for some crazy reason, it was no longer there.  Fortunately, I managed to find directions on a couple of other websites (here’s one).   One listed the distance of the planets and moon from the sun in inches and another had print-outs of the planets.  We combined the two sites to create the activity below.

Planet cut-outs, proportionate to the sizes they actually are.

We used the orange golf ball to represent the sun.

Eventually, as our living room is not 50+ feet, we ran out of room for the neptune and uranus, but did get as far as Saturn (roughly 28.6 feet of toilet paper). 

A little science, a little math, a lotta fun, this is what I call home-“schooling”.

 
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One response to “How far from the sun….in inches of toilet paper?

  1. What a great idea! I am sure they will never forget it.

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