Students are shown a realistic scale model of our solar system.
This episode helps students deal with the astronomically big and far, starting in our own Solar System. A scale model of the Sun and planets 1/50 billionth of their size is displayed on a football field. The Sun is now smaller than a ping pong ball, and the Earth is barely visible. Keeping to these dimensions, the nearest star to our sun would need to be placed 500 miles from the football field.