6 edition of **The Thousand Yard Model or the Earth As a Peppercorn** found in the catalog.

The Thousand Yard Model or the Earth As a Peppercorn

Guy Ottewell

- 127 Want to read
- 28 Currently reading

Published
**June 1989** by Universal Workshop .

Written in English

- Science,
- Poetry,
- Science/Mathematics,
- General,
- Experiments & Projects

The Physical Object | |
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Format | Paperback |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL8390390M |

ISBN 10 | 0934546215 |

ISBN 10 | 9780934546218 |

OCLC/WorldCa | 22456695 |

Then, I placed the planets at their appropriate distances. This was according to Guy Ottewell's 'Thousand Yard' model of the solar system. In this model: The Sun was a bowling ball. The planet Mercury was a pinhead. The planet Venus was a peppercorn. The planet Earth was a peppercorn, with a pin as the Moon. The planet Mars was a pinhead.

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The Earth is eight thousand miles wide. The peppercorn is eight hundredths of an inch wide. What about the Sun.

It is eight hundred thousand miles wide. The ball representing it is eight inches wide. So, one inch in the model represents a hundred thousand miles in reality. This means that one yard (36 inches) represents 3, miles.

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The thousand-yard model, or The earth as a peppercorn. [Guy Ottewell]. The Thousand-Yard Model or, The Earth as a Peppercorn Guy Ottewell.

A prominence (leaping cloud of gas) on the Sun,miles high, on Ap The white dot shows the size of the Earth.

A mask hides the Sun's surface. Photo by Jean Dragesco, reproduced by courtesy of Astronomy magazine. Astronomical Workshop.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The Thousand Yard Model or the Earth As a Peppercorn by Guy Ottewell, JuneUniversal Workshop edition, Paperback in EnglishWritten: Jun, This “Longer View” book will provide information for at least a dozen years ahead.

Uranus, Neptune, Pluto begins with the long, colorful story of how the discovery of the first “new” planet led to the discovery of the next, and the next.

And the story of how Earth sent out spacecraft to visit these three fringe members of the solar system and reveal their nature. The Thousand-Yard Model, or, The Earth as a Peppercorn Enlarged edition, with added illustrations (including cartoons) — making this popular walking model even more attractive.

Instructions for using common objects such as nuts to make a solar-system model, over a distance of yards. The Thousand-Yard Model or The Earth as a Peppercorn Author-Guy Ottewell Description: x in., 16 pages, color painting on cover, illustrations; 5th printing with revisions Club Cost: $ Instructions for using common objects such as nuts to make a solar-system model, over a.

• And worth sharing: astronomers measure distances in the solar system in “astronomical units” or AU. 1 AU = 93 million miles, the distance from the Sun to the Earth. • Talk about what a solar system model that demonstrates the relative average distances.

On the scale of our model, Pluto is a thousand yards or rather more than a half a mile out. But this true limit of the solar system is two thousand miles out. A thousand miles, in our mode, is the distance called a light-year (in reality, about six million million miles). The distance to the nearest star, Proxima Centauri, is such light-years.

EARTH AS A PEPPERCORN—SIZE AND SCALE OF THE The Thousand Yard Model or the Earth As a Peppercorn book SYSTEM Guy Ottwell, The Thousand Yard Model SUN TRACKING J.

Henricks, P. Allan and D. Schatz, Pacific Science Center WAXING AND WANING—PHASES OF THE MOON AND ECLIPSES E. DeVore, L. Mayo. Buy a cheap copy of Imagining the Universe book by Edward Packard. A comprehensive explanation of the human body and the galaxy enables readers to visualize difficult-to-perceive concepts, defines confusing terms, and chronicles Free shipping over $/5(1).

The Thousand Yard Model or the Earth as a Peppercorn. London: Universal Workshop, "A standard bowling ball happens to be just 8 inches wide, and makes a nice massive Sun, so The Thousand Yard Model or the Earth As a Peppercorn book couldn't resist putting it in the picture." cm (ten-pin) Bowling Balls and Bowling Equipment.

Here is a nice paragraph from the excellent article "The Thousand Yard Model, or The Earth as a Peppercorn". The Emptiness of Space The planet walk is an antidote to the "scientific" school of astrologers, who suggest that the planets disturb particles in our bodies.

Check out Guy Ottewell's "THE THOUSAND-YARD MODEL, or The Earth as a Peppercorn." "Instructions for using common objects such as nuts to make a solar-system model, over a distance of yards. It could be called a Model, Walk, or Happening. Tested many times with groups of children, who invariably are spellbound by the incredible distances.

The Thousand Yard Model or The Earth As A Peppercorn. avg rating — 5 ratings — published /5. This lesson plan is based on the work of Guy Ottewell entitled The Thousand Yard Model or The Earth as a Peppercorn.

The goal of this exercise is to give the students some perspective of cosmic scale through the relative sizes of planets, stars, and cosmic distances between them. The nearest star, Proxima Centauri, is 4, miles away (Bedford, NH to Rome, Italy in our model).

For more information on the planets see this NASA site. This model is based on a booklet by Guy Ottwell, "The Thousand-Yard Model; or, The Earth as a Peppercorn." Published by The Universal Workshop.

The Thousand-Yard Model. This is a classic exercise for visualizing just how BIG our Solar System really is. Both the relative size and spacing of the planets are demonstrated in this outdoor exercise, using a mere peppercorn to represent the size of the Earth.

User File: Web Page: Year of the Solar System: Explore the Celestial Neighborhood. The moon, the Earth’s only natural satellite and one of the brightest objects in the sky, appears in the sky in many different shapes. Over the course of about one month, the observed shapes result from the interaction of the Moon’s orbit around the Earth and reflected sunlight on the moon.

The Thousand Yard Model or The Earth as a Peppercorn Avi: What it implies is that we don’t have a really good grasp of the relationship of all the bodies in the Solar System or even our Author: Avi Solomon.

peppercorn to represent the size of the Earth. Guy Ottewell has kindly given permission for this electronic presentation of The Thousand-Yard Model; his exercise is presented in its original form, indexed with a few anchors to help you find you way around the large file.

We also include a catalog describing several Ottewell publications. This is a Scale Model of the Solar System Like You’ve Never Seen Before. The Thousand Yard Model, or The Earth as a Peppercorn.

Our Book is out. A more physical way to experience scale is described in an article by Guy Ottewell, “The Thousand-Yard Model, or, The Earth as a Peppercorn,” at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory’s website. With teachers and schoolchildren in mind, he explains how to walk through a scale-model solar system that you build along the way as you take.

The Thousand-Yard Model, or, The Earth as a Peppercorn Instructions for a walk making vivid the scale of the solar system The Under-Standing of.

We will also need the radius of the Sun, from Appendix A (front cover of the book). The semi-major axes are given in AU (astronomical unit), which is the distance from Sun to Earth, given in Appendix A as x 10 11 m, but just think of it as million km.

The equatorial radii are given in Earth radii, given in Appendix A as km. have to be placed as far out as Pluto is in the solar system model. In reality, both the very small and the very large are primarily made of empty space. Order the full teacher guide for The Thousand-Yard Model or, The Earth as a Peppercorn page booklet and teacher’s guide full of tips, tricks, and gee-whizzes— your students will be.

The ThousandYard Model Let's build a scale model of the solar system, right here in this room. First we need to choose a convenient scale. Note that the whole purpose of this exercise is to allow you to get a "gutfeeling" for the size and scale of the solar.

One activity, The Thousand-Yard Model or, The Earth as a Peppercorn, has participants construct a model Solar System that shows relative size of the planets (using everday objects) as well as their distances from the Sun (bowling ball) and each other.

Having kids count out the series of steps keeps it interesting. Now, in the scale model, one inch equalsMILES, so one yard equals million miles.

Turns out I couldn't possibly do it in my house. We gathered our supplies (I had taped all the "planets" onto index cards and labelled each) and went outside. I put our cabbage-sun on a cement block at one end of the driveway, and walked ten paces.

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How big is the solar system. (correct link- The Thousand Yard Model (aka the earth as a peppercorn, great hands on activity to illustrate to kids the size of our solar system). Make education edible with a science lesson-based solar system cake. Though making a cake proportionate to the actual solar system would require a cake yards in length, a.

Learning about the scale of the solar system using digital planetarium visualizations Ka Chun YuKamran Sahami and James Dove Citation: American Journal of Phys (); doi: 19/1. 4) The Thousand Yard Model or, The Earth as a Peppercorn - Guy Ottewell's exercise for visualizing just how BIG our Solar System really is.

Both the relative size and spacing of the planets are demonstrated in this outdoor exercise, using a mere peppercorn to represent the size of the Earth. In his ingenious pamphlet “The Thousand Yard Model”, where the Earth is a peppercorn, Guy Ottowell guides the construction of a scale model solar system using a bowling ball for the Sun.

The 8, mile wide Earth, here reduced to a peppercorn, takes its rightful place, 78 feet from the bowling ball. 10 Beautiful Earth Crafts for Kids to celebrate Earth Day featured on iheartcraftything. Tissue paper/paint moon or planet Make a Planet Craft Disposable water bottles use up so much of our earth’s resources and they severely pollute the environment when they end up in a landfill.

Make a Planet. [from Guy Ottewell's The Thousand-Yard Model] A scale model I've adopted from Robert Burnham's excellent 3-volume Celestial Handbook, shrinks the distance between the Sun and Earth (Sun=8"; Earth=peppercorn, 26 yards away, from above, remember?) down to one-inch away.

The Earth’s diameter is only 8, miles (12, km). So how big will the model Earth be. It turns out we need something less than 1/10 th of an inch across, only inches ( cm). So now you can pass around your “Earth” a peppercorn will work, so will an allspice seed.

Building a pdf system model pdf home is a hands-on way for students to visualize the positions and size relationships of the planets. Just note that it's not practical to build a correctly scaled model. According to Guy Ottewell of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, if you use an 8-inch ball to represent the sun, Earth would be the.THE THOUSAND-YARD MODEL or, The Earth as a Peppercorn Classic exercise for visualizing just how BIG our Solar System really is.

Both the relative size and spacing of the planets are demonstrated in this outdoor exercise, using a mere peppercorn to represent the size of the Earth.your model ebook is 10 cm long, then the scaling factor is cm ÷ 10 cm or Point ebook that in our model the tiny peppercorn represents the entire Earth that we live on!

In the real solar system, the Earth is 8, miles in diameter. In our model, the peppercorn is about 8/ of an inch in diameter.