The Solar System
Explore these sites to learn about space, astronomy, and the planets in our Solar System.

Phases of the Moon Webquest Links

Astronomy for Kids

Welcome to Star Child
A Learning Center for Young Astronomers

Facts and diagrams of our solar system presented in two levels.  Level 1 has  beginning information to give you the basic facts and figures.  Level 2 is good for those students who want to go on and learn more about a part of the solar system.

Zoom Astronomy

"Zoom Astronomy is a comprehensive on-line site about space and astronomy. It is designed for people of all ages and levels of comprehension. It has an easy-to-use structure that allows readers to start at a basic level on each topic and then to progress to much more advanced information as desired, simply by clicking on links."  There is also a link to an Astronomy Dictionary with over 1,000 terms.

Our Solar System

Also from Enchanted Learning: Solar System Tutor.  Read about our solar system then answer a question correctly to move on to more.

Welcome to the Planets

"This is a collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program."

The Bodies in our Solar System

Click on the picture of any body in the solar system.  You can use the information from the next page or click on the link that opens a 'kid-friendly' version of the information.

Brain POP

Check here for information about Space: What in the World is Out There? There BrainPOP videos on 12 space related topics including Sun, Moon, Planets of the Solar System, and the Internatinal Space Station. Use the username and password to log in to see the videos.

Solar System Trading Cards

You will see 12 pictures of solar system objects. Click on any picture. After choosing an object, you will be given a question and three possible answers for what the object is that you are looking at. If correct, you will see a page with information about the object.

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created January 2004
update March 2009