The scale of the solar system is often demonstrated by having students stand at appropriate distances away from one another in order to represent the planets' average distances from the Sun. At any practical representative scale, however, the physical diameters of the planets cannot be shown at the same time.
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Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 26
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