ABCya! Orbital Order

Launch into space with Orbital Order!

DK Find Out! Space

Discover facts, quizzes, and videos about the planets of the solar system, the history of space travel, and the names of stars and galaxies in the universe.

DK Find Out! The Solar System

The solar system is our neighborhood in space. It is 4.6 billion years old.

Brains On! Mars: Our Next Home Planet?
Brains On!

In this episode we learn about Mars’ ancient past, meet an architect hoping to build cities there and we hear from Mars itself, thanks to the planet’s video blog, of course.

StarTalk: Tour of the Solar System

What a wondrous place our solar system is, from the terrestrial planets Mercury, Venus, Mars and Earth that orbit close to our Sun, to the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn that have moons with the potential for life, to the icy outer giants Neptune and Uranus, which are still hold many mysteries. (Pluto, although no longer considered a planet, is discussed too.)

OLogy: Cosmic Cookies
OLogy (American Museum of Natural History)

Celebrate your cosmic smarts with a solar system of cookies.

OLogy: In Pictures - Beyond Planet Earth
OLogy (American Museum of Natural History)

What faraway places might humans travel to someday, and how will we get there?

OLogy: Solar System Scavenger Hunt
OLogy (American Museum of Natural History)

Size up the planets with a model scavenger hunt.

OLogy: Planetary Mysteries
OLogy (American Museum of Natural History)

Take a virtual tour of our solar system to explore its many mysteries.

Illuminations: Finding Our Top Speed
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

This lesson sets the stage for a discussion of travel in the solar system.

Siemens STEM Day: The Dynamic Trio
Siemens STEM Day

In this activity, students will learn about the stars, planets, and Moon found in our solar system and how they relate to one another.

Siemens STEM Day: Solar System Scale
Siemens STEM Day

Students will gain an understanding of the comparative size of the objects in our Solar System and the great distances between them.