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This Science Exhibition Project Will Win You the 1st Prize!

This Science Exhibition Project Will Win You the 1st Prize!

This Science Exhibition Project Will Win You the 1st Prize!

Introduction

Children and adults alike are awed and wonder when it comes to space. Combine this with ever-expanding technology and knowledge about astronomy, and you have the ingredients for a limitless variety of solar system science project work for students of all ages. Understanding the relationships between everyday celestial objects, time, and the solar system’s geometry is a worthy endeavor for science projects for class 8. This fun, brief science exhibition project, which combines online research with observations of the sky, requires little in the way of equipment and is entertaining and illuminating for educators and children. Follow along to know how you can make this science exhibition project increase their curiosity in young minds regarding science.

The Solar System Model

The solar system refers to the gravitationally bound system that revolves around the Sun directly or indirectly. The solar system chronologically consists of eight planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. 

How To Build A Solar System Model For A Science Exhibition Project?

a solar system science exhibition project

Building a solar system science project model is not a difficult task if you can visualize it. Refer to an image before you start building your model to understand all the planets’ positions and sizes in relation to the Sun. 

Imagine the Sun to be an 8- inch ball, and Earth around the size of a peppercorn. This measurement is for reference to help you understand the proportion of sizes of all planets. 

Below are the steps to make the solar system model compatible with a science exhibition project for children.

Steps To Make The Solar System Science Exhibition Project

teaching kids about solar system

1. Paint the display.

Lay a cardboard box in a way that the opening top side faces you. Paint the inside of the box in dark blue or black colour. In addition, paint some stars and galaxies with white paint or use a toothbrush and spray the paint on the cardboard using your finger or thumb. Alternatively, you can also use glow in the dark paint for a more realistic effect.

2. Sort the foam balls.

Sort the foam balls in four different sizes. The largest ball should be the Sun; the next largest ball should be Jupiter and Saturn, then Uranus and Neptune, and then Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. You can also create a tiny foam ball to create the moon of Earth. 

3. Paint the planets.

Paints the balls using different colours like:

Orange or yellow for the Sun

Brown for Mercury

Brownish-yellow for Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter

Red for Mars

And blue for Earth, Neptune, and Uranus. Use green colour to signify land on Earth.

two kids working on their science exhibition project

4. Cut the Asteroid belt and planetary rings.

Out of the poster board, cut four rings. In addition, keep in mind that they should be big enough to make the planetary rings of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Furthermore, cut another ring that is large enough to fit between Mars and Jupiter’s orbits (Asteroid belt).

5. Glue up everything.

Firstly, glue the planetary rings with their respective planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune). After that, glue the Sun and planets on the tips of straws. Furthermore, draw asteroids on the asteroid belt with markers.

6. Cut a strong thread and set it.

Cut two strong thread pieces of the length and width of the box opening. Furthermore, punch two holes with scissors in the centre of the top of the box. After that, drop the ends of the thread from opposite holes. Make sure that all ends fall to the same height. Lastly, tie the knot at the ceiling of the display, so they do not side around.

7. Put it all together.

Glue each piece of the solar system in their respective places. Also, place the Sun in the centre. Place each planet at an approximate distance from the Sun, referring to an image. Moreover, tie the ends of the fishing line to the asteroid belt’s quarter points. Your solar system science exhibition project is ready.

Facts About The Solar System For Kids Science Exhibition Project

a girl telling friends about her project

After creating the model, you can create a chart on your science exhibition project describing a few facts about the solar system. Here are five interesting facts that you can include in your science project work.

  1. The Sun is 93 million miles from the Earth. Interestingly, the light from the Sun takes just about 8 minutes to enter Earth! 
  2. Our Sun makes up 99.86% of our solar system’s mass. It is made up of hydrogen and helium, which demonstrates how much of these gasses are in the universe compared to the metals and rocks present on our planet Earth.
  3. Before humans explored the Earth, we thought it was flat. However, all planets and the Sun in the solar system are shaped like balls.
  4. Each planet in our solar system has different characteristics. For example, Earth is made up of rock. However, Jupiter is made from gas!
  5. The hottest planet is Venus, with an average temperature of 460°C, and the coldest planet is Uranus, with an average temperature of -220°C.

The solar system model is one of the basic things taught to students at the beginning level in science. By choosing to make this your science exhibition project, you are not only revising what you learned in class, but you are also developing your creative skills by making handmade crafts and learning more about the solar system!

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Conclusion

Science concepts usually puzzle kids, and kids don’t want to participate due to the lengthy project preparation procedure for science projects competition. In this blog, we have discussed a project idea that your kid can do alone with materials easily available. Follow these ideas and win the exciting prize.

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