Planets of the Solar System
A set of elements for the construction of a spatial mock-up of the Solar System. The set consists of models of individual celestial bodies and two-element stands for placing them vertically. The models have been prepared so that the size relations between all planets and the Sun were preserved (for this reason the Sun is represented by a segment of a sphere) and that they could be placed on the school desk while maintaining the distance relationship between the planets (for this reason the models of Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars were grouped).
The model will be especially useful in geography, early childhood education, physics and nature classes.
If you would like to get ideas and inspiration about using these models during your lessons please check out our Skriware Academy suggestions: “Explore the solar system” lesson: https://academy.skriware.com/lesson/62.
The whole set consists of 28 models that allow you to build 5 planet stands and 1 Sun stand. The files in the set have been prepared in such a way as to be printed separately - the elements for the assembly of the planet stand and the elements for the stand itself. Additionally, there are printing files which enable the printing of all elements for individual celestial bodies within 1 printout.
NOTE: due to the dimensions, the files for the Saturn model as well as for the Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars models have been prepared in a different way. A detailed description of all files can be found below.
Among the files to be printed you will find:
Files with elements broken down into celestial bodies and stands:
- Neptune - planet: 3 elements to assemble Neptune - the upper and lower half of the planet and the thread to assemble them,
- Neptun - stand: 2 elements to assemble the stand - a handle with the “Neptun” inscription and a base,
- Uranus - planet: 3 elements to assemble Uranus - the upper and lower half of the planet and the thread to assemble them,
- Uranus - stand: 2 elements to assemble the stand - a handle with the “Uranus” inscription and a base,
- the Sun: an element representing a segment of the Sun,
- the Sun - stand: 2 elements to assemble the Sun stand - a handle and a base,
- MVEM - planets: 3 elements for assembling a model of Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars - an element for placing Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars models on the handle with integrated models symbolizing Mercury, Mars, Venus, and, Earth,
- MVEM - stand: 2 elements to assemble the stand - a handle with “Mercury”, “Venus”, “Earth”, “Mars” inscriptions and the base,
- Saturn - planet 1: the upper half of the planet with a ring,
- Saturn - planet 2: the lower half of the planet and the thread for their assembling,
- Saturn - stand: 2 elements to assemble the stand - a handle with the Saturn inscription and a base,
- Jupiter - planet: elements for assembling the Jupiter model - the upper and lower half of the Jupiter model and the thread for assembling both halves of the model,
- Jupiter - stand: 2 elements for assembling the stand - a leg with the “Jupiter” inscription and a base.
Files with full sets for each of the celestial bodies:
- Neptun - plate: all 5 elements to create a Neptune model on a rack,
- Saturn - plate 1: bottom half of Saturn with a handle and a stand,
- Saturn - plate 2: upper half of Saturn with a ring,
- Uranus - plate: all 5 elements to create a Uranus model on a rack,
- MVEM - plate: all 5 elements to create a model of Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars on a single stand,
- the Sun - plate: all 3 elements to create a model of the Sun on a stand,
- Jupiter - set: all 5 elements to create a model of Jupiter on a stand.
Visualization and descriptions of individual elements can be found in the model assembly instructions: [ASSEMBLY MANUAL] Planets of the Solar System
Sizeof models (XYZ): celestial bodies on stands - from 126.89 x 130.49 x 14 mm to 192.96 x 191.97 x 56 mm / celestial body models - from 9.99 x 66.04 x 14 mm to 192.96 x 191.97 x 56 mm.
Printing time: plate - 3h 18 min to 29 h 3 min / all elements - 2 days 2 h 58 min.
Filament quantity: 859 g for all elements.
Recommended filament type: SkriPLA / PLA.
If you want to learn more or recall some information about 3D printing, check out our training materials for teachers at Skriware Academy: 3D printing e-courses
The kit was prepared for the lesson "Explore the Solar System" at Skriware Academy (https://academy.skriware.com/lesson/62), where it is important to maintain the size scale between all celestial bodies and their distance scale. For this reason, the model of the Sun is represented by a segment of the sphere, and the models of Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars have been grouped.
If keeping the scale is not crucial for you, then you can use a different model of the Solar System - for example: Solar system
If you want to paint the printed model, we recommend using a primer and acrylic paints.