About

Welcome to Walk the Solar System! This is a partnership project between School District 60 and the City of Fort St John. Thanks to the participating classes, teachers, students, and sponsors, this project represents what appears to be the largest scale model of the solar system in Canada at 8600m.

Each Solar body featured has a web page dedicated to it. Over the years we hope to have students and classes contribute a variety of content to them and to the site. On each solar body page students have already submitted fun facts. Some of which have been compiled and used on the signs along the City’s bypass walking trail.

The route is available here.

In the Beginning…

The projected started as a twitter conversation between @jen_andrews and @jbellsd60 in April of 2011 about a scale model of the solar system in Fort St John.

The blog post that started it – http://www.prn.bc.ca/ts/?p=1203

The QR code activity that mentions it – http://www.prn.bc.ca/ts/?p=1224

The board recommendation that moved it forward – http://www.prn.bc.ca/ts/?p=1358

The October 24th, 2011 presentation to city council – http://www.prn.bc.ca/ts/?p=1365

 

Images on the site are in the public domain and graciously made available by NASA

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Pluto is classified as a dwarf planet since 2006. Before this it was classed as a planet. Source: Great Book of Questions and Answers ISBN 9781841938 verified on Ask.com
    The average surface temperature of Venus is 400 to 480 degrees C. Same source and verification.

  2. 1. The month named March is named after the planet Mars

    2. The Symbol of Mars looks like a shield and a spear from the war god Mars/area. It is also the symbol for the male sex.

    3. Then ancient Greeks though that earth was the center of the universe and that Mars was one of the five stars that revolved around it.

    4. Egyptians called mars the backwards traveler because Mars appeared to move backwards through the zodiac every 25.7 months.

    5. Mars red color is due to iron oxide also known as rust and has the consistency of talcum powder. Literally the metallic rocks on mars are rusting

    6. The atmosphere on Mars is so thin that water cannot exist in liquid form. It can exist only as water vapor ice.
    7. if you were driving 60 mph in a car it would take 271 years and 221 days to get to mars from earth.

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