2.1 Sizes of the Solar System planets
Activity 1 will help you to visualise the relative sizes of the planets in our Solar System.
Activity _unit3.2.1 Activity 1 DIY edible Solar System
- 1 watermelon or similar large melon
- 1 large grapefruit
- 1 dessert apple
- 1 lime
- 2 gooseberries
- 1 blueberry
- 1 white/red/black currant (or peppercorn).
You can substitute any of these for fruit/vegetables of a similar size.
Using information from the internet, try to match each piece of fruit with the correct planet. (Hint: which is the largest planet? Which two planets are almost identical in size?)
When you think you’ve got it right you can check your answer here: