Light up the Sun with the Illuminated Orbiter. This model can be plugged into a standard wall outlet (UL approved 6 power cord) 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! Arm is 15″, Sun is 6″, and the Earth is 4″ in diameter.
This 8 page Lesson Plan (recommended for ages 8+) includes basic investigations and activities on the following topics.
Day and Night
Observations and Activities
Product Dimensions 25.5″ X16″X10.50″ Weight 5.31 lbs Country of Origin: USA
Special Notice: The arm of this orbiter manually rotates around the Sun while the Earth rotates mechanically in the same direction as the arm.