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Spicy Solar System
Spicy Solar System
Goal
Age
Difficulty
Skills
Materials
Pre-requisites
Model the solar system with edible ingredients
5 upwards
Easy to Medium
Understanding scales
See table
Minimal knowledge about the Solar System
Introduction
This model aims at representing the solar system to scale (sizes of the
objects) based on edible ingredients that can easily be found in most
environments. If these ingredients are hard to find, they can of course
be replaced by another of the same size.
The Solar System
Sun
Mercury
Venus
Earth
- Moon
Mars
Asteroid
belt
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
(Pluto)
basket ball
mustard seed
yellow lentil
pepper corn
poppy seed
red lentil
flour
grapefruit
orange (with a paper
ring)
onion
orange/mandarine
poppy seed
Extension
You can play several games with the children: order the planets
according to their distance from the sun, their sizes (which is the
smallest, biggest, etc.)
In a classroom, “planet boxes” can be made: a box of mustard seeds
labelled “Mercury”, a box of lentils labelled “Mars”. Etc.
Source: Pratham – UNAWE India
Universe Awareness