Building the solar system with fruits and veg

Posted on Sep 17, 2013 in Hands-On Universe, Outreach, Talks in schools

Year 5 and 6 pupils at Norland Place school had great fun in building our solar system with fruits and vegetables (roughly) to scale. The introduction of crushed peppercorns for asteroids was definitely a bonus.

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Mercury   0.38 BLUEBERRY

Venus           0.95 YELLOW TOMATO

Earth           1.00 RADISH

Mars           0.53 GRAPE

Asteroid belt  – Crushed peppercorns

Jupiter         11.21 CABBAGE

Saturn         9.45 LETTUCE

Uranus   4.01 ORANGE

Neptune 3.88 APPLE