This is a wonderful activity to assign to complement the Planet Project! Students can work on this Styrofoam Planet Project independently with partners at home!


  • styrofoam balls (of varying sizes to represent the planets)
  • styrofoam ring
  • pipe cleaners
  • spray paint
  • bamboo sticks


    1. Decide on the sizes of styrofoam balls and which planets they will represent.
    2. Spray-paint styrofoam balls
    3. Assemble on the stryrofoam ring.

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    Graphic Courtesy Mrs. Peake's Grade 6 Class

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