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tracy1970
tracy1970 asks:
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how do i make a solar system project?

It's for my 6 year old son who is in 1st grade. He has to make a solar system project for his class that will need to be able to hang on the wall for display. I've bought and poster board and different colors of construction paper but thats as far as i've gotten, please help!!!!!
In Topics: Helping my child with school work and home work, Helping my child with science
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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
Hi, Here are some solar system science fair project ideas from NASA:
http://www.education.com/reference/article/solar-system-science-fair-project-ideas/

Here are some related science activities on Education.com as well:

Map the Solar System
http://www.education.com/activity/article/mapping_solar_system_first/

An Out of This World Solar System Project
http://www.education.com/activity/article/solar_system_project_third/

One Education.com member with twin first-graders adapted this activity to make an 'edible solar system':
http://www.education.com/activity/article/Edible_Structure/
See the comments section for a photo of the solar system structure her child made with toothpicks and marshmallows.

Review the guidelines your son's teacher has provided for the project to make sure that any of these projects above would meet the assignment. Also, here are some additional resources on Education.com to help explain the scientific method and how to assist your child with science fair projects:
http://www.education.com/topic/help-child-with-science-fair-projects/

It's important that your son choose a project that really interests him. This will help with completion of the project and in developing his long-term interest in science.

Good luck! And if your son chooses any of the activities above, do upload photos of the finished project (in the comments section on the activity page) to help other families in doing the same activity. Thanks!

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naydia100
naydia100 writes:
ok when i was in fourth grade i had a box and i spray painted it black and then i painted my planets and i took like fishing string and i hung my planets up in my box and i got a 100 so that's what i did but u say u have a poster board well u should hot glue your planets in order on there and then buy some glow in the dark paint and brush them in the planets so when they turn out the lights it would light up and look really cool.
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Celestestar
Celestestar , Parent writes:
Try using an inverted umbrella. Remove the umbrella covering, and stick. Then you will have the skeleton of the umbrella.place umbrella upside down and where the stick was, in the middle you will place the earth, and use the exposed wire for the rest of the planets. Get a box that will cover the top of solar system and back, have it coverd in black construction paper, and use glow in the dark star stickers.
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Celestestar
Celestestar , Parent writes:
Hi there, I gave a tip about "How di I make a solor system Project?" I am so embarrassed that I suggested to put planet earth in the center, as usaual I (like every mom out there) multitask, so I am typing and writing info for two different solar projects. But the inverteted umbrella solar system really is a prize winner. Good luck. :)
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education.com11
education.c... writes:
i take some balls paint them the same color as the planet, then take some straight bars put the balls on them with glue. and done
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mrs.harts
mrs.harts writes:
Make the entire solar system with this educational and fun pack. Styrofoam balls and rings are ready to paint and decorate, then assemble for your very own realistic solar system model. Complete with Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and rings. Includes easy-to-follow instruction sheet. This product has been safety tested.
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Doroti
Doroti writes:
have you searched this in google. I remember that i came across a stiff like solar system in google when i was doing something in google, so i am suggesting you to have a google search.
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munibaamir
munibaamir writes:
You can take paints,chart paper,play dough [of many colors] and then make balls of them.Then firstly you just tie them all in order and stick them with a thermacol.But first paste the black chart paper and do all that is mentioned previously.That's how to make a solar system.
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