A scale model of our Solar System

A scale model of our Solar System
Publication Date: January, 2015
Type of Resource: Interactive/Simulation

This online resource can help students gain an understanding of the relative distances of the planets from the Sun.

The interactive display can show relative distances of planets by transposing their average orbital radii over a map of their local area.

Additional Information

Use the map controls on the left-hand side of the map to pan to the desired location and then click "Update Coordinates".

Double clicking anywhere on the map will also centre the map at that location.

Produced by University of Manitoba Outreach Education.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 5 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun) > ACSSU078