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Educational Insights Far Out! Solar System Mapping Tool

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Create a human model of our solar system with the Far Out! Solar System Mapping Tool! Students pick a planet, find it on the 61-foot tape, and stand next to it to demonstrate the relative proximity of the planets to the sun and to each other.
Number of Pieces: 2
Material: Plastic
Suggested Age: 7 Years and Up
Grade Level: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade
Number of Players: 1 or More Players
Educational Focus: Science, Math, Teaching Aid
TCIN: 51696904
UPC: 086002052551
Item Number (DPCI): 087-15-0615
$11.09

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Great product.

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4 out of 5 stars
Jim 1 year ago
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Wonderful Whole-Class Outdoor Activity

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5 out of 5 stars
Kristen C. 2 years ago
This was an excellent resource for a whole class activity! I used it with 3rd grade students, but I could see it being appropriate for grades 1-8, depending on how much discussion you give to the topic. I have previously done this activity by having the students measure and stand in certain spots ac...see moreof the reviewer's review
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The Solar System fits in your schoolyard

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5 out of 5 stars
MisterFan 4 years ago
This tool is great for teaching planetary science! The tape measure includes kilometers, miles, AND astronomical units. The product itself is well-built and durable (even when you have crazy students running around, pulling hard on the tape measure itself, etc.), and the color and shape of the Sun i...see moreof the reviewer's review
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Simple, but highly effective model

5 out of 5 stars
Mike 4 years ago
Space is big. Like, really, really, big! Most adults have trouble comprehending the truly enormous distances between the planets, let alone kids! Anything that can help visualize these numbers is a huge help. Using the downloadable planet posters, we've been playing a game with local kids. I have th...see moreof the reviewer's review
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Excellent Hands-on Tool

(would recommend)
5 out of 5 stars
Kirsten 4 years ago
This is a great, practical, and easy to store tool that get students used to the idea of planet distance. In the past, we have always paced out the distances back and forth across the black top, but in a class of 30, it can get unwieldy. This mapping tool is a fun gadget that the kids want to "play ...see moreof the reviewer's review
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Very Fun and Useful

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5 out of 5 stars
Chris 4 years ago
I received this solar system mapping tool as a gift and found it to be a real time saver. I teach both STEM and Math, with this tape I was able to put the students right on the mark where each planet is in relation to the sun. I didn't need to set up my own model this time, and the distances on the ...see moreof the reviewer's review
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