Construct a Solar System Model
Construct a model of the solar system showing accurate positional relationships and relative distances 0607.6.2
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a Solar System - Make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the
real definition of "space."
Planets in the Classroom - Hands-on Activities for Science Classes.
More than 25 hands-on science activities are provided in classroom-ready
pages for both teachers and students for exploring Earth, the planets, geology,
and space sciences.
- Field Guide to the Universe - Solar
System | [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the
about the Planets - from KidsAstronomy
Eight Planets: A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System
it up - Measures of size and scale help us understand the magnitude
of objects. Play with scales while trying to arrange planets by magnitude
of mass, size, temperature, density, distance, gravity or magnetic field.
Correctly order the planets and you unscramble a mystery picture! To play,
click on the blue link; Play
Order it Up: Solar System Edition
of the solar system - Click on a planet to get a short bit of information
about each one. Caution, relative sizes are not accurate.
Orbits - an excellent animation of planetary orbits.
demoted to dwarf planet
Earth from Eight Different Perspectives - a fantastic series of animations
showing our dynamic atmosphere, seasonal variation in vegetation, and six
Comparison - a sequence of models compares larger and larger objects
- great pictures
System Image Archive - from Windows to the Universe
of the Solar System - This site presents a vivid multimedia adventure
unfolding the splendor of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and
more. Discover the latest scientific information, or study the history of
space exploration, rocketry, early astronauts, space missions, spacecraft
through a vast archive of photographs, scientific facts, text, graphics
and videos. Views of the Solar System offers enhanced exploration and educational
enjoyment of the solar system and beyond.
Solar System by National Geographic - your chance to discover the wonders
of our solar system in a spectacular 3-D environment. Take a fly-by tour
of the sun and each planet in its orbit, observe close-up views of the planets,
extraterrestrial weather patterns, and more.
- Welcome to
the Planets - This is a collection of many of the best images from NASA's
planetary exploration program.
site for teachers |
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whiteboard resource |
video format |
interactive lesson |
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