Learn about the first planet from the sun – Mercury. Find out about its orbit and rotation period. Read about its size, geological composition, atmosphere and magnitude. Learn about Marine 10 mission to the planet and view photos sent by the spacecraft. These web sites contain images and animations, quizzes, coloring pages and worksheets. Also included are eThemes Resources on Rotation, Revolution, and the Universe.
This site introduces students to the planet Mercury and provides information for them to understand the planet's composition, geology, and other important aspects. Hand-outs, additional extension links, and discussion questions are given.
These sites demonstrate rotation, revolution, and the orbit of planets and moons in our solar system. Includes information about day/night cycles, rotational periods, constellations, moon phases, and telling time. Includes links to eThemes Resources on Earth's Moon and Planets.
These sites have information about the universe, the Milky Way, and other galaxies. Learn about the different types of galaxies. View photographs taken from space, listen to audio files of experts, and play interactive games.