In this post we write about making of the solar system working model science project for exhibition – simple
Creating a solar system working model with a light bulb as the sun and rotating planets made from thermocol balls can be a fascinating and educational project.
Let’s build a simple and interactive model that represents the motion of planets around the sun.
- Light bulb (for representing the sun)
- Cardboard or sturdy base
- Thermocol balls (for representing planets)
- Wooden sticks or dowels
- Paint or color paper (for decorating the planets)
- Glue or double-sided tape
- Marker pens or sketch pens
- Start by preparing a sturdy base using cardboard or any other suitable material. This will serve as the foundation for your solar system model.
- Sun (Light bulb):
- Place the light bulb at the center of the base to represent the sun. You can secure it in place using tape or any other method.
- Planets (Thermocol balls):
- Choose thermocol balls of different sizes to represent the planets. You can have eight planets (excluding Pluto) in the solar system model.
- Paint each thermocol ball with the respective color of the planet it represents (e.g., orange for Mars, blue for Earth, etc.), or use color paper to cover and decorate the planets.
- Label each planet with its name (e.g., Mercury, Venus, Earth, etc.) using marker pens.
- Connecting Planets:
- Attach wooden sticks or dowels vertically to the backside of each planet.
- Arrange the planets around the sun in their approximate positions in the solar system, with varying distances from the sun.
- Rotation Mechanism:
- Create small holes or slots on the base near the bottom of each wooden stick, through which you can insert a pencil or dowel.
- By manually rotating the pencils or dowels, you can make the planets revolve around the sun. This will demonstrate their orbital motion.
- Labeling and Details:
- Use marker pens or sketch pens to label the sun and each planet.
- Add brief descriptions or interesting facts about each planet and the sun.
- Decorating the Model:
- Use paint or color paper to decorate the base and add more details to make it visually appealing.
- You can also add stars or other celestial objects to enhance the model.
Now, you have a simple and interactive solar system working model with a light bulb representing the sun and rotating planets made from thermocol balls. This model can be a helpful visual aid to understand the arrangement of planets in our solar system and their motion around the sun.
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