The Solar System

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Quiz: The Solar System

Students take a tour of our solar system. Visit each of the nine planets to learn about their special features, sizes, and orbits. Learn about the planets' moons and rings, and how gravity keeps them in orbit. Stop at the sun, discover its immense size, and see sunspots and solar flares. Find out what scientists have learned about the planets through telescopes, space missions, and satellites.

Student Application

Take a tour of the Solar System and visit each of the planets to learn about their special features.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand that our solar system is made up of planets, dwarf planets, moons, asteroids, and our star, the Sun.
  2. Students will understand what a star, a planet, and a dwarf planet are.
  3. Students will know that each planet and dwarf planet rotates on an axis and orbits the sun.

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The Solar System

Learning Object — Quiz
Rate The Solar System

Quiz: The Solar System

Computer graphics and footage of the planets combine in this magnificent review of our solar system. Learn about the structure of the different planets, the history of human interest in the solar system, and the strides we are taking to become better acquainted with our universe.

Student Application

Join the magnificent review of our Solar System and learn about the structure of different planets, the history of human interest in the Solar system, and the strides we are taking to become better acquainted with our universe.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand that our solar system is made up of planets, moons, asteroids, meteoroids, comets, and our star, the Sun.
  2. Students will understand what are a star, a planet, and a pluton.
  3. Students will realize that there are currently 8 planets in our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupit...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    1. Have a Solar System Quiz to see what the students already know. Ask them questions like: Which planet is the largest? (Jupiter), Which planet is closest to the sun? (Mercury), Which planet is called the red planet? (Mars), What is the largest object in our solar system? (...

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