### If the sun was a grapefruit

```The story of the solar system using
everyday objects
By: Gagan Rampur and Samson Doong
This model is to demonstrate how immense
the distances between the bodies in our
solar system are.
Directions
Gather the materials from the shopping list.
Place objects according to the different
slides.
1 large yellow grape fruit
 1 box of salt
 1 box of granulated raw sugar
 1 cherry tomato
 1 small green grape
 2 small frozen peas
 1 box of baking soda
 1 orange
 3 rolls gauze bandage 25 ft. long
 tape measure
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Mercury
If the sun was a grapefruit, mercury would
be a small grain of salt 18 ft. away from the
grapefruit.
Venus
If the sun was a grapefruit, Venus would be
a grain of raw sugar 34 ft. away from the
grapefruit and 16 ft. away from Mercury.
Earth
If the sun was a grapefruit, Earth would be
the size of a grain of raw sugar 50 ft. away
from the grapefruit and 16 ft. away from
Venus.
Mars
If the sun was a grapefruit, Mars would be
the size of a grain of salt 75 ft. away from
the sun and 25 ft. away from Earth.
Ceres
If the sun was a grapefruit, Ceres would be
a speck of dust 150 ft. away from the sun
and 75 ft. away from Mars.
Jupiter
If the sun was a grapefruit, Jupiter is a
cherry tomato 240 feet away from the sun
and 90 feet away from Ceres.
Saturn
If the sun was a grapefruit, Saturn would be
the size of a green grape 420 ft. away from
the sun and is 180 ft. away from Jupiter.
Uranus
If the sun was a grapefruit, Uranus would be
the size of a frozen green pea 300 yards
away and is 160 yards away from Saturn.
Neptune
If the sun was a grapefruit, Neptune would
be another frozen green pea 470 yds. Away
from the sun and is 170 yds. away from
Uranus.
Pluto
If the sun was a grapefruit, Pluto would be a
speck of baking soda 532 yds. away from
the sun and 62 yds. away from Neptune.
Haumea
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If the sun was a grapefruit, Haumea would
be a speck of baking soda 570 yds. away
from the sun and 38 yds. away from Pluto.
Makemake
If the sun was a grapefruit , then Makemake
would be a piece of baking soda 612 yds.
Away from the grapefruit and 42 yds. away
from Haumea.
Eris
If the sun was a grapefruit, Eris would be a
speck of baking soda 900 yds. away from
the sun and 288 yds. away from Makemake.
The Great Comet of 1843
If the sun was a grapefruit, the comet’s tail
would be 3 rolls of gauze tied together to
make one piece that is 70 ft. long.
Proxima Centauri
If the sun was a grapefruit, Proxima Centauri
would be a orange 2400 miles away from the sun
and is 4,223,100 yards away from Eris.
Sun
Dedications
We would dedicate this slide show to our
wonderful teacher, Mr. Cayce, for without
him this couldn’t have been possible.
Bibliography
Aguilar, David A. "The Solar System in a
Grocery Bag." 13 Planets: The Latest View
of the Solar System. Washington D.C.:
National Geographic Society, 2011. 59.
Print.
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