January 21


The Solar System

“Challenge your preconceptions, or they will challenge you.”

(Vulcan proverb)


Vanessa Esteves Mesquita – 6th A

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!!