Solar system planets for kids
Lets Explore the Solar System (Planets): Planets Book for Kids by Baby Professor1. Awards the book has received (if any): None
2. Appropriate grade level(s): 1st grade to 5th grade
3. Original 3-line summary: This book provides details about the planets and the different parts in the solar system. It provides detailed photographs on the solar system which will interest the students. It provides a decent introduction to the overview of the solar system.
4. Original 3-line review: The pictures are actually photographs on the planets close it. This provides students a different perspective of what they think our solar system is like. Students will be also to comprehend and read the text in this book. Its informative and developmentally appropriate for slightly older students and above.
5. 2-3 possible in-class uses
Students can use this book as a reference when creating their own model solar system.
This book can be used by students to help research one planet or any interesting fact they learned about the solar system.
This is a great book to introduce to students when starting a unit on space and our galaxy.
All About the Planets
While past rovers have dug inches into the rusty soils of the Red Planet, NASA is testing out a drill that can go feet deep and operate autonomously with minimal human guidance. NASA's efforts to engage a broader audience in exploration through the use of social media and online features was recognized with two Emmy Awards for interactive programming. Two relatively medium-sized asteroids will fly safely past Earth overnight Sept. Two Asteroids to Safely Fly by Earth. Saturn is so beautiful that astronomers cannot resist using the Hubble Space Telescope to take yearly snapshots of the ringed world when it is at its closest distance to Earth. A new theory, based on radar data from NASA's Cassini mission, proposes that some of Titan's lakes formed when pockets of nitrogen blew out basins that filled with methane. A key tracer used to estimate how much atmosphere Mars lost can change depending on the time of day on the Red Planet, according to new observations by NASA-funded scientists.
The Solar System includes the Sun, the Earth where you are now! The biggest planet is Jupiter — you could fit 1, Earths inside Jupiter. The Sun is even bigger than Jupiter — it would take 1. It takes just over days for the Earth to travel all the way around the Sun. We call the length of time it takes to go around the Sun a year, but to make life easier, most years have days and every 4th year has days. We call a year with days a leap year. The extra day is February 29th.
For most of history it was thought that everything in space moved around the Sun, however around the 17th century the idea, that the earth is just one of the planets in the system, started gaining popularity. The closest planet to the Sun is only about as wide as the Atlantic Ocean! The planet does not have an atmosphere, just like it is on all the other planets. There is no water present on this dangerous planet either! This is also the fastest planet! The BepiColombo mission was launched in October and now travels in space towards Mercury which it will reach by
Solar System News
Up until recently we knew of only 8 planets in our solar system, however this is not the case anymore. In recent years and with the advances in technology we are discovering new planets almost all the time that exist outside of the solar system. So, there are planets inside of our solar system and planets outside of our solar system. The planets that exist outside of our solar system are called exoplanets. SS Planets. These are the planets that exist in our solar system.