Orbiting Solar System

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Build a solar system and set it in motion! This mechanical model, known as an orrery, shows the sun and 8 current planets plus an expansion slot in case mysterious Planet Nine is discovered. Kids can assemble the model and detail each planet while learning about planetary gears, and each planet's order, relative size and rate of revolution around the sun.

Recommended for ages 6+

Why We Love It

Science doesn't just belong in the classroom! No matter the topic, from polymers and putties to electronic circuits and outer space, conducting science experiments at home teaches kids how to ask questions, formulate hypotheses, follow detailed instructions, work with units of measure, practice observation, and assimilate new information into their existing knowledge bank.