# Name_______________________________________ Astronomical Units Activity Worksheet Planet

```Name_______________________________________
Astronomical Units Activity Worksheet
Planet
AU
Mercury
.39
[.3870320856]
Venus
.72
[.7232620321]
Earth
1.0
[1.0]
Mars
1.52 [1.523395722]
Jupiter
5.2
[5.202540107]
Saturn
9.54 [9.552139037]
[Recognized Break]
Uranus
19.18 [19.21791444]
Neptune
30.06 [30.10695187]
Pluto
39.52 [39.43850267]
Exercise:
If 1 AU is equal to 1.50x108 km, how many kilometers is Mercury from the sun?
150 x108 km * 0.39 = 58.5 x 108 km
1. How far is Venus from the sun?
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2. How far is Jupiter from the Sun?
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If 1 AU is equal to 5 inches, how many inches is Saturn from the Sun?
5 in * 9.54 = 47.7 inches
3. How many inches is Venus from the Sun?
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Now that you know how to convert from AU to meters and can set a scale
use the computer and the modeling clay to create a model of the solar
system.
You must follow these design constraints:
1. Your planets must be built in relation to 1 earth diameter.
2. Your solar system must fit in a 2 meter box.
Planets
Sun
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
Distance (Mkm)
0
57.9
108.2
150
227.9
778.3
1427.0
2871
4460
Diameter (km)
14000000
4,878
12,104
12,756
6,787
142,796
120,660
51,118
49,493
Number of Moons
0
0
0
1
2
18
18
15
13
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