SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY
Students from Paul Flo and Suanne Young's fourth-grade classes at Kealakehe Elementary School recently spent time building the planets in the solar system in an effort to produce a big class science project. The class took their papier mache planets out to the field to create a scale model of the solar system, including a 30-foot sun, the asteroid belt and the eight planets (no Pluto). The scale was big enough that the planets stretched across the length of the entire field. Students collected planet facts, which were posted on the field, and had a fun run from Earth to Neptune with times computed in actual space distance. A "rocket fuel station" was set up for drinks.