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If the sun was a grapefruit. The story of the solar system using everyday objects By: Gagan Rampur and Samson Doong. Explanation. This model is to demonstrate how immense the distances between the bodies in our solar system are. Directions Gather the materials from the shopping list.

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if the sun was a grapefruit

If the sun was a grapefruit

The story of the solar system using everyday objects

By: Gagan Rampur and Samson Doong

explanation
Explanation

This model is to demonstrate how immense the distances between the bodies in our solar system are.

Directions

Gather the materials from the shopping list.

Place objects according to the different slides.

shopping list
Shopping list

1 large yellow grape fruit

1 box of salt

1 box of granulated raw sugar

1 cherry tomato

1 small green grape

2 small frozen peas

1 box of baking soda

1 orange

3 rolls gauze bandage 25 ft. long

tape measure

mercury
Mercury

If the sun was a grapefruit, mercury would be a small grain of salt 18 ft. away from the grapefruit.

venus
Venus

If the sun was a grapefruit, Venus would be a grain of raw sugar 34 ft. away from the grapefruit and 16 ft. away from Mercury.

earth
Earth

If the sun was a grapefruit, Earth would be the size of a grain of raw sugar 50 ft. away from the grapefruit and 16 ft. away from Venus.

slide7
Mars

If the sun was a grapefruit, Mars would be the size of a grain of salt 75 ft. away from the sun and 25 ft. away from Earth.

ceres
Ceres

If the sun was a grapefruit, Ceres would be a speck of dust 150 ft. away from the sun and 75 ft. away from Mars.

jupiter
Jupiter

If the sun was a grapefruit, Jupiter is a cherry tomato 240 feet away from the sun and 90 feet away from Ceres.

saturn
Saturn

If the sun was a grapefruit, Saturn would be the size of a green grape 420 ft. away from the sun and is 180 ft. away from Jupiter.

u ranus
Uranus

If the sun was a grapefruit, Uranus would be the size of a frozen green pea 300 yards away and is 160 yards away from Saturn.

neptune
Neptune

If the sun was a grapefruit, Neptune would be another frozen green pea 470 yds. Away from the sun and is 170 yds. away from Uranus.

pluto
Pluto

If the sun was a grapefruit, Pluto would be a speck of baking soda 532 yds. away from the sun and 62 yds. away from Neptune.

haumea
Haumea
  • If the sun was a grapefruit, Haumea would be a speck of baking soda 570 yds. away from the sun and 38 yds. away from Pluto.
makemake
Makemake

If the sun was a grapefruit , then Makemake would be a piece of baking soda 612 yds. Away from the grapefruit and 42 yds. away from Haumea.

slide16
Eris

If the sun was a grapefruit, Eris would be a speck of baking soda 900 yds. away from the sun and 288 yds. away from Makemake.

the great comet of 1843
The Great Comet of 1843

If the sun was a grapefruit, the comet’s tail would be 3 rolls of gauze tied together to make one piece that is 70 ft. long.

proxima centauri
Proxima Centauri

If the sun was a grapefruit, Proxima Centauri would be a orange 2400 miles away from the sun and is 4,223,100 yards away from Eris.

Proxima Centauri

Sun

dedications
Dedications

We would dedicate this slide show to our wonderful teacher, Mr. Cayce, for without him this couldn’t have been possible.

bibliography
Bibliography

Aguilar, David A. "The Solar System in a Grocery Bag." 13 Planets: The Latest View of the Solar System. Washington D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2011. 59. Print.