Want a fun example of what we do in the classroom? Try out out Play-doh Planet exercise. It's a fun way to get a real feeling for the planets in our Solar System, and a sure hit if you can rope in an exuberant student to help you out!
--- Grid with initials of planets
--- One pound of Play-doh
--- Small plastic knife to cut the Play-doh
--- A sun disk 36 inches in diameter
--- Instructions for cutting Play-doh and comparing planets to the sun
As luck would have it, we have the grid and instructions handy for you right here!
Download the file here and print it!