# Materials Procedure

```Objective – Compare distances between objects in the Solar System.
Solar System on a Map
(modified from a lesson plan from the Lunar and Planetary Institute Explore! Solar System)
Materials
 Map of Northern Utah
 Colored pencils
 Ruler
Procedure
1. Locate Brigham City on a map. This will be the Sun.
2. Using the Scaled Distance from Sun table, mark the orbits of the planets on the map.
 Find the distance of the planet from the Sun (Brigham City).
 Using the table on the next page, measure that distance from Brigham City.
Make a circle showing the planet’s orbit. (Use different colors for each
planet.)
3. Turn in the completed map and essay.
Scaled Distance From Sun (Brigham City)
Object
Scaled Distance
Mercury
.3 centimeters
Venus
.4 centimeters
Earth
.8 centimeters
Mars
1.1 centimeters
Asteroid Belt
2.3 centimeters
Jupiter
3.6 centimeters
Saturn
6.6 centimeters
Uranus
13.2 centimeters
Neptune
20.7 centimeters
Kuiper Belt/Pluto
26.1 centimeters
Objective – Compare distances between objects in the Solar System.
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Solar System on a Map
(modified from a lesson plan from the Lunar and Planetary Institute Explore! Solar System)
Answer the following question. (Your response must be complete, neatly written, and fully cover the topic. A
sentence or two will not adequately answer the question):
 Why do we use scaled maps of the Solar System?
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Brigham City, UT
Objective – Compare distances between objects in the Solar System.
Scale – 1 cm = 2 miles
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