Solar System Model, 13 Inch - Three Dimensional - Shows Relative Position and Motion of Planets Around the Sun
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This three dimensional model allows students to study our solar system - looking at planets' relative sizes and colors. It demonstrates why the planets are sometimes visible in the night sky and sometimes they are not.
The model features a 5.9" sun in the center, and has eight planets situated on metal bars which can be manually moved around the sun to show relative positions at various times during the year. Planets include Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The sturdy base features a chart labeling each month and the location in degrees. The model stands 13" in total height, and the outer most (dwarf) planet measures 10.75" from the sun. With the planets lined up straight, the model measures 18.25" wide.
Model includes a comprehensive experiment guide that includes three activities, various topics for further exploration, a grading rubric and a planet location table.
Started over 50 years ago as a small, family-owned manufacturing company, Eisco now produces over 6,500 product lines for the science education and scientific research markets. They have headquarters in both India and the US, and serve hundreds of distributors around the world.
Their core products include glassware, physics apparatus, biology models & equipment, and chemistry lab supplies. Products are designed by a team of laboratory professionals and engineers with quality and durability in mind.