This is a model of our Solar System, picturing the Sun and the eight planets that orbit it (plus the dwarf planet Pluto if you want to include it): the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto (a dwarf planet).
- A round piece of cardboard about 1 ft across (the cardboard from a frozen pizza works well)
- Lots of colors of oak tag (or construction paper)
- Pencil, crayons, or markers
- A compass (for making circles)
To hang your model, tie three pieces of string to the top of the cardboard, then tie these three together. Tie them to a longer string (from which you’ll hang your model).
You now have a model of our solar system!