GLH Johnson Elementary School



                                                          Studying the Solar System

As part of our study of the solar system, Science SOL 4.7, we made scale models of each planet and the sun.  To make the sun, we used a string to make a compass.  We worked together to find the scaled radius of each plane then used rulers and compasses to make the planets.  Last, we colored each circle to look like the planets.  Half of the sun was taller than us and the smallest planet, Mercury, was the size of a fingernail.