Re: class planning questions

From: (Janet K. and James R. Cook)
Subject: Re: class planning questions
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 01:31:42 -0800

Dear Marcella,  A fun addition to the SS activity for next time... Have 
the visible from earth planets be attached to the sun with a string.  
Then have them orbit the sun at speeds approximating their real speeds. 
Let kids take turns being earth and observing the relative motions of 
the planets versus that of the "fixed stars" distant telephone poles or 
things like that.  Really illustrates why the planets are "wanderers".