Your Age on Other Planets
In science class, you learned that the farther a planet is from the Sun, the longer its period of revolution. Every time Earth makes a trip around the Sun, you become one year older. How old would you be now if you lived on the other planets? Try this activity with your family members to find out!
- pen or pencil
- Calculate your age in Earth days. (your age in years times 365 days)
- Divide your age in Earth days by the number of days in another planet's revolution period, or “year.”
- The answer is your “new” age!
|Planet||Number of Days in Year||Age|
On which planet would you be oldest? Why? Do you notice any patterns in the numbers on your chart? What is the pattern? What do you think is the reason for the pattern?