Determining the Scale for a Model of Solar System

Solar system with sun and planets.

A scale model is a miniature replica of the real thing. Scale models, however, aim to replicate the actual object’s proportions as close as possible. Creating a scale model requires much effort and care; it includes math, sculpting, and drawing. Before beginning construction on the model, a significant amount of thought should … Read more

Painting Styrofoam to Make It Look Like the Planets

Solar system with sun and planets.

Creating a visual representation of the solar system is both informative and fun. Styrofoam balls make excellent planets since they are light, easy to hang, round, and available in many sizes. However, the challenges come in painting the Styrofoam since they are sensitive to some paint materials; for instance, some paints contain … Read more

Using Construction Paper to Create a Solar System for Young Children

sun, planets of the solar system

It can be a daunting task when explaining the solar system and the universe to young children. However, finding creative ways to teach children about the planets early can excite their imagination and lead to a lifelong love of space. When teaching toddlers about the solar system, it’s necessary to refresh your … Read more

What Size Styrofoam Balls for Solar System Model

Styrofoam Balls for Solar System

Most children are enthralled by space. It captures their attention and introduces them to the universe and our place in it. Space is an excellent way to pique children’s interest in science and demonstrate how exciting the subject can be just like Gundam modeling for anime enthusiasts. Making a solar system model … Read more

How Are Resin Model Kits Made?

Model kit young

Resin kits differ from the styrene kits you’re probably familiar with. Instead of polystyrene, these models are built of resin. Also, the methods of manufacture are substantially different. Resin kits aren’t mass-produced in the same way that plastic kits are. Which is one of the reasons they are more expensive. You’ll sometimes … Read more

Items Needed to Create a Construction Paper Solar System

The Solar System is made up of the Sun and eight planets, as well as their moons and other non-stellar objects like asteroids. Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, also known as the “terrestrial planets,” are composed primarily of rock and metal. The four outer planets, known as ‘gas giants,’ are significantly larger … Read more