Our solar system is a vast place, with lots of mostly empty space between planets. The solar system is made up of the sun and everything that orbits around it, including planets, moons, asteroids, comets and meteors. Everything in the Solar System orbits or revolves around the sun. At the same time, the 8 planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) that we have also rotate on their own axis.
To show the movements and positions of the different planets, the primary 5 students created a model using cut-outs of the planets and the sun. They arranged these cut-outs on a black paperboard and decorated it.
The steps in making this project are:
1.) Cut out the planets and long strips of paper to serve as the arms;
2.) With a single puncher or scissors, make a hole in the center of the sun and on one end of the arms;
3.) Place a metal brad in the middle of the sun and connect all the arms to it before opening it;
4.) Wrap the sun, the planets, and the arms with scotch tape so that it won’t tear.
5) Place the planets at the end of every arm with tape.
6.) Decorate the black paperboard with stars, comets, asteroids, or anything that you want to put.
7.) Enjoy and show to the class!
These are the finished products of some of the students: