Can you order the planets . Click and drag the planets to the white boxes. Click the mnuemonics (new_mon-icks) button for some hints.
Which planet is the smallest, largest, hottest, coldest? Click and drag the planets to the correct spot.
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Great site for kids researching the solar system, planets, and more. Easy to read and understand text. Looks like a teacher creation.
Great site for written for grade 3 where students can research the solar system, planets, and more. Easy to read and understand text.
From NASA, has information for Level I and Level II
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 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.
Learn about the solar system and then see if you can answer the questions. Close the window to return to this page.
Learn about the sun and then see if you can answer the questions. Close the window to return to this page.
Learn about the earth and then see if you can answer the questions. Close the window to return to this page.
Learn about the moon and then see if you can answer the questions. Close the window to return to this page.
Brain teaser challenge to help to learn the planets.
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).
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!
Great space themed games on 5 different skill levels.
Practicing your addition facts is out of this world!
Practicing your multiplication facts is out of this world!
Use this interactive site to practice your reading skills by locating explicit information in passages about the sun and planets in our solar system.
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.
Caculate your age on other planets
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.
Solar System Jeopardy (best rendition I have seen!This is a powerpoint file)