Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Solar System

Solar System (cc: Image Editor).

A Learning Family explores the solar system. The sun, the planets, and other astronomical bodies are explored. Kids develop a basic scientific literacy of the solar system within this learning sandbox.

It is suggested that children first read About the Solar System as a guide to learning more about our solar system.

Index of Articles on the Solar System

Recommended Reading

Solar system (image: NASA).

About the Solar System

The solar system is a star system located in the Milky Way galaxy. There are billions of other systems in the galaxy.

Popular Video

Comet Shoemaker-Levy breaking up over Jupiter (photo: NASA).

Comet Colliding with Jupiter: First Line of Defense

A comet is an icy body made up of gases and dust. When it passes close to the sun, the gases produce a visible...

Popular Articles

Solar system (image: NASA).

Our Solar System: Tour the Sun and Planets

Visual tour of the solar system's sun and planets. Images of the major planets.
Mercury (photo: NASA).

Mercury: Small but Really Hot Stuff

The characteristics of the planet Mercury are explored. Mercury is the closest planet to the sun.
Venus (image: Sabinoparente).

Venus: the Bright Planet of Love

The nature and characteristics of the planet Venus are explored. Venus is the second planet from the sun.