Spring Street International School students recreate the solar system in papier mache
December 8, 2010 · 5:02 PM
Chuck Schietinger's physics students at Spring Street International School have recreated the solar system with scale models of the planets.
The planets — each suspended from a wood tripod — were displayed Dec. 7 along Spring Street in downtown Friday Harbor, but Schietinger said he was notified by the Town of Friday Harbor that a permit was required. The planets were moved to school grounds.
Each planet is made of papier mache and took a few weeks. Students used balloons as a base for the larger planets; they started with Jupiter.
Students participating in the project: Elly Chan, ninth grade; Starla Cosgrove, ninth grade; Caleb Cunningham, ninth grade; Dasuni Gurusinghe, 12th grade; Lenora Johnson, ninth grade; and Jed Lewis, ninth grade.