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Jump to Jupiter


Source Institutions

    Lunar and Planetary Institute

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Jump to Jupiter

In this activity, learners help create and then navigate an outdoor course of the traditional "planets" (including dwarf planet Pluto), which are represented by small common objects. By counting the jumps needed to reach each object, learners experience firsthand the vast scale of our solar system.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$10 - $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan, Model

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Astronomy
      • Size and Scale
    • Solar System
      • The Planets
  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Size and Scale

Informal Categories


  • Outdoor Activity
  • Physical Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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