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Solar System Links:

Order the planets

Can you order the planets . Click and drag the planets to the white boxes. Click the mnuemonics (new_mon-icks) button for some hints.

 

Planet Comparisons

Which planet is the smallest, largest, hottest, coldest? Click and drag the planets to the correct spot.

Teachers: Find more activities here:
Planets, moons, and their darksides.

 

Read to Learn:

Astronomy for Kids

Great site for kids researching the solar system, planets, and more. Easy to read and understand text. Looks like a teacher creation.

 

Solar System

Great site for written for grade 3 where students can research the solar system, planets, and more. Easy to read and understand text.

 


StarChild:A Learning Center for Young Astronomers

From NASA, has information for Level I and Level II

Zoom Astronomy

Enchanted Learning Site for the solar system, planets, and more. Password in in Faculty-share-->Instruction-->Tech Integration-->web Subscription passwords

Extreme Learning

What a great tool to see how the sun and planets compare in size. Try it, it's easy: In the first box choose "Sun". In the second box, choose "Mercury". Next, click the word "compare" located between the two boxes. Try different variations.

Have you ever wished upon a falling star?  Have you ever wondered why it twinkled in the sky?  Complete the treasure hunt below to learn more about the stars in our Solar System.  Read each question carefully.  Then, click on the phrase "let's find out..." after each question to help you answer it.  Carefully read the information provided.  Answer each question in complete sentences.  Good luck in your SEARCH AMONG THE STARS!

*Ology

OLogy is a totally free science Website for kids from the American Museum of Natural History. Once you're here, you'll know this is a place for exploration. Zip through space, getting tours of our solar system and the Milky Way galaxy (Click ASTRONhttp://sites.google.com/a/edenschool.net/grade4/science/solar-systemOMY). Safely Join Ology and you can collect trading cards, build a webpage, and create actvities. (No personal info or email is required to join the site.

Interactive Learning

The Solar System

Learn about the solar system and then see if you can answer the questions. Close the window to return to this page.

The Sun

Learn about the sun and then see if you can answer the questions. Close the window to return to this page.

The Earth

Learn about the earth and then see if you can answer the questions. Close the window to return to this page.

The Moon

Learn about the moon and then see if you can answer the questions. Close the window to return to this page.

 

Learning Games

 

Solar System Trading Cards

Learn about the solar system with this trading card game. As you play the game, scroll down the page to learn more important facts about each planet.

Eight Planets and a Dwarf Soduko

Brain teaser challenge to help to learn the planets.

Fill in all the empty cells by dragging and dropping the planets Every row,column,and 3x3 box with orange borders should contain all nine planets. No planet should appear more than once in a row, column, or box (alert is given).
Students will need Teacher help to get started.

Space Sense for Kids

Every question you answer correctly will boost your rocket a little further toward its destination--leaving the Earth's atmosphere. Click the button that you think holds the correct answer, or click a 'Life Line' button for helpful clues. 'Open a Link' will take you to a web page that has information about the question, and 'What have others answered?' will show you the percentage of people that have previously chosen each answer.

Planet Impact

In this interactive online activity, students investigate how the gravitational force of a large solar system body, such as Jupiter, can affect the path of a smaller body, such as a comet. They will launch a comet to learn how gravity can change its path. They also learn how changing the speed, the angle of approach, or the masses of large and small bodies affects the force of gravity on a comet. Students will need Teacher help to get started.

Way Out! A Cosmic Trivia Game

 

Help one cow plot a path out of the Milky Way! Quiz Levels: Novice, Pretty Smart about Space, and Astro-braniac. New questions every time you place. Get the headphones!

NASA Kids' Club

 

Great space themed games on 5 different skill levels.

 

Math

 

Addition BlastOff!

Practicing your addition facts is out of this world!

Moon Math

Practicing your multiplication facts is out of this world!

 

Reading Skills

 

Kids' Lab: The Solar System

Use this interactive site to practice your reading skills by locating explicit information in passages about the sun and planets in our solar system.


Virtual Tours


 

Planet 10: World Builder

TWO ACTIVITIES: Virtual Tour and World Builder

Think you could create the perfect World? Here’s your chance to try. With World Builder, you call the shots. Work your way through each of the creation screens, but make your choices wisely, only certain conditions will ensure your planet is a successful place for life to grow and evolve. (Teachers: although the actual science may be beyond gr4, the tool is easy to use for whole class instruction followed by individual use. 

 

Calculators

 

Your Weight On Other Worlds

Use this calculator to figure out your weight on the other planets

 

Your Age On Other Worlds

Caculate your age on other planets

Build a Solar System Calculator

Let's say that you want to build a model solar system and you plan to use a basketball as the sun. If he basketball is 30" in diameter, you can use this calculator to figure out what the sizes of the planets would be.

Teacher Resources

Primary Resources for Earth and Beyond

 Solar System Jeopardy (best rendition I have seen!This is a powerpoint file)

 

Planets in Our Solar System Webquest

(some links may not work).

 


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