The Solar System
“Challenge your preconceptions, or they will challenge you.”
Below you have a list of websites I have found while I was preparing our current unit of Science, The Solar System. But before you launch your ships and are off on a journey around the universe, take a look at the beautiful picture that Vanessa made for the occasion. Cool, isn’t it?
Well, there we go. Energize!
- A short clip in which an astronomer answers three cool questions about Mars: link
- The Space Race. This site features scanned photographs, videos and information from Project Mercury and Project Gemini: link
- Interactive visualization of the scale of the universe. It features a huge selection of objects in the universe that are arranged according to size and scale: link
- The Evening Sky Map is a monthly guide to the night sky suitable for all sky watchers: link
- This NASA website shows the entire Earth as it looks “right now” – or at least as it has looked within the past few hours: link
- This NASA site contains a series of 29 short videos that answer questions related to space: link
- A site full of activities about space: link
- Earth is just one of many bodies in our solar system. What else is out there? Explore our cosmic neighborhood: link
- 100,000 Stars is an interactive visualization of the stellar neighborhood created for the Google Chrome web browser: link
I hope you find it useful
So say we all!!