This exquisitely designed miniature model lets you array the planets around the LED-powered Sun on transparent arms. The accompanying Earth and Moon model interacts with the light-up Sun to demonstrate day and night, the seasons, and solar and lunar eclipses. The illustrated foldout sheet is packed with information about space and our place in it. From the Big Bang to the Ort cloud, you’ll discover lesser-known facts about our home planet and the solar system we inhabit. You’ll learn about Jupiter’s “pizza moon,” how Venus went from being tolerable to terrible, why Earth needs the Moon, and what Dr. Seuss is doing on Mercury. Activities include mapping out a scale model of the solar system in your bedroom (and beyond!), tracking Jupiter’s moons, making impact meteors, demonstrating eclipses, and more! A colorful mega-mini solar system poster brings the solar system to your bedroom wall!
For Age 8 +