Red Oak, Iowa: Student Solar System Walk

Walk nearly a mile along a sidewalk in a small town in Iowa to travel from the Sun to Pluto.
Hwy 48, Red Oak, IA
The Sun is on the northwest corner of Hwy 48/N. Broadway and Bridge St., and Pluto is about 100 feet south of the corner of Hwy 48/S. Broadway and 3rd Ave., just north of the railroad overpass. All of the planets are along the sidewalk on the west side of Hwy 48/Broadway. Map point marks the Sun.
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Planet model.

Scale Model of the Solar System

Walk nearly a mile to see a scaled solar system, from the Sun to Pluto. The fiberglass planets and fact signs were made by an 8th grade science class in 2008. The science teacher created the planets, and the students painted them, and the city put them all up.

[Kelly Sandahl, 07/13/2016]

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