Map the Solar System!
Young children are often fascinated with learning about the sun, the planets, and space science in general. First graders can usually recite the names of the planets and their order in relation to their distance from the sun. However, it can often be quite difficult for kids to get a picture in their minds of the sun and its distance from the planets that make up our solar system. That’s because they’re only just learning the basics of measurement and size.
So get your whole family involved in this project that uses toilet paper squares to map the solar system. Your child will be refining his counting and measurement skills—and you’ll all have some good clean fun.
What You Need:
- Construction paper or blank paper
- Large piece of paper (poster or half poster size)
- Toilet paper (several rolls)
- Masking tape