Great Model of the Solar System - level 2

Great Model of the Solar System - level 2

25-09-2015 15:00

There is a lot which we don’t know about the universe. What we know is that it’s really, really big. The solar system, for example, is extremely small compared to the whole universe.

Two filmmaker friends said that every picture of the Solar System is wrong – the pictures are not to scale. The friends decided to make a model which is to scale. They created the model in the Nevada desert.

marble represented each planet, and each marble was lit by a LED light. The planets moved around in the desert at night. The filmmakers turned this into a film. Go check it out!

Difficult words: to scale (if things on a map are to scale, they are as small or as big as they should be compared to other things on the map), marble (a small ball of coloured glass), verb: light - lit - lit.

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