“Planetary Play-Doh” Solar System Mass Comparison

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If Jupiter was the size of a softball how large would the other planets be comparing their relative masses? This is the basis for this activity that starts with 3lbs of Play-Doh or any similar dough material to create scaled models of the solar system planets, including dwarf planet Pluto. The original set of directions have been modified to use a much easier cylinder shape to start each division of the materials and will be found in this resource repositiory in a separate file.

Tags: earth, solar system, scale, planets, models, earth science, jupiter, play-doh

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Grade Level3 - 12
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Topics Earth Science
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