Maths in the solar system: calculating scales

  • A pumpkin as the Sun, Saturn like an apple and Mercury - a peppercorn? Why not? To prepare our vegetable and fruit model that reflected the size of solar system’s planets we found out the real sizes of the planets, we measured diameters of chosen fruit and vegetables, then we  calculated their radii, we made proportions and finally we calculated the scales. An interesting revision of Maths skills...