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Solar System: Planets
These sites are about the solar system and the eight planets. Find out how much you weigh or how old you would be on different planets. Learn about the planets’ different climates and structures. Includes simulations, videos, and photographs. There are links to eThemes Resources on revolution and rotation, the Earth’s moon, space exploration, and each of the planets.
See a view of a planet from any other planet at any time, day, or even year. Use the arrows to select the time, date, etc., and the computer does the rest. This allows students to get different views of the planets.
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.
These sites are about space exploration and the various technologies that have made this possible. Learn about satellites, space stations, and spacecrafts. See photographs and video clips of various launches.
Learn about the current exploration of Mars by two rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. Read about the third-grader who named the spacecrafts. Design a parachute for the rovers on an interactive site or create a model of a rover using crackers and candy. Watch animated movies showing the rovers taking off and landing, plus view the images that they have transmitted back to Earth.
Learn about Neptune, the fourth largest planet in our solar system. Topics include its geological composition, gravity, satellites, and rings. Read about the strong storms that take place on this bright blue planet. Includes video and audio files.
Learn about Pluto, the dwarf planet. Read how this dwarf planet was formed, its geological formation, and planned missions to Pluto. Students and teachers can read articles on Pluto's demotion to dwarf planet. Includes many photographs.
These sites are about Saturn, the second largest planet in the solar system. Find out what makes up this planet's spectacular rings. Read about the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft that is scheduled to arrive at Saturn in July 2004. Learn how to build a model of Saturn from styrofoam. Includes many photographs, videos, and quizzes.