|Solar System Project|
For our solar system we used string, a foil box tube, Styrofoam balls, paper clips and bits of old craft paint. If you do not have a foil box tube then a wire hanger will do the trick. We simply painted the planets and then after they dried we stuck the paper clips in much like you would for a Christmas ornament and attached them in order to the tube. The rings on Saturn were made with half a pipe cleaner. I have also seen molecules assembled this way using the addition of push pins. For our curriculum we use #Apologia, Exploring Creation with Astronomy...It is my favorite!