The Motorized Solar System and Planetarium takes the abstract concept of the solar system and brings it to life with light and motion. The activities make for a powerful, hands-on learning experience. To teach children about stars and constellations, use the star dome to transform any classroom into a planetarium.
Seeing the model in action—revolving, with the light on—is a good starting point for children to learn about the solar system. If looking over the model from the sun’s north pole, the planets orbit in a counter-clockwise direction. Dimming lights in the room where you use this model will make the demonstration more dramatic. In a darkened room, children will be able to see the sun’s light illuminating the planets. In addition, the black support rods and tower will be less visible.