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Explore the Planets

Click on the planets to read more about them, children also learn a mnemonic to help remember their order.

Solar System

A great tutorial & overview of our Solar System, including what things are in our Solar System (besides planets), inner and outer planets & much more.

Astro Tour

An interesting tutorial that looks at how the planets move when we put earth in the middle.

The Sun

A great tutorial that explains that the sun is a star and the way the Earth moves around it. Children can answer quiz questions at the end.

The Earth in Space

A great resource where children click on a planet to find out its temperature, diameter, distance from the sun, length of day and year and composition.

Sun, Moon & Earth Orbits

Children learn about how the moon is the earth's only natural satellite and how the earth orbits around the sun.

Sunrise & Sunset

An investigation of how the day’s length changes at different times of the year. The dates are based on the northern hemisphere seasons.

Phases of the Moon

Children see what each phases of the moon looks like and can read a short explanation on each one.

What Causes Seasons

A short 2 minutes video that explains what causes seasons.

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The Earth and Beyond

A great resource where children learn the order of the planets, look at phases of the moon and see the Earth spin on its axis.

The Solar System

Explore the planets in the Solar System to find out what it looks like and information about each it.

How Planets Move in Orbit

A great tutorial that explains how the planets orbit around the sun.

Earth and Space

A great resource that explains why we have day and night, seasons and the changing appearance of the moon.

Earth in the Universe

An informative tutorial on how the sun's solar wind creates the Northern Lights.

Day and Night

A great explanation of how the earth spins to create day and night. There is a short quiz at the end for children to test their knowledge.

Earth's Layers

An informative resource that explains the layers of the earth in detail.

Phases of the Moon

Children learn how the moon orbiting around the earth changes its appearance and what each phase looks like throughout lunar month.


Explain and demonstrate the difference between a lunar and solar eclipses.

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