Illuminated Orbiter, Sun, Moon & Earth, Battery Operated
Light up the Sun with this version of Orbiter. Battery operated to illuminate the Sun to effectively demonstrate daylight, night, seasons, and phases of the Moon. The Sun, Earth and Moon manually revolve around one another on this gear-driven model. The earth and moon are shown in true scale. The scale is 1 inch = 2000 miles. If the sun were to be shown at the same scale, it would be approximately 36 feet in diameter!
The 8-page lesson plan includes basic investigations and activities on day and night, seasons, the moon, and other observations and activities.
Arm Length: 15 Inches
Sun Diameter: 6 Inches
Earth Diameter: 4 Inches
Moon Diamter: 1 Inch
Pictured with a cord (# 151)- cord is not included.