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Solar System for Kids

Solar System

The Solar System consists of the Sun and everything that orbits around it, including the planets, their moons, the dwarf planets, asteroids, Kuiper belt objects, comets, meteoroids, interplanetary dust and gas. There are eight planets and five dwarf planets, with their 173 known moons in our solar system. A continuous flow of plasma from the Sun, called solar wind, permeates the solar system.
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Birth of the Solar System
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The solar system was born around 4.6 billion year ago in a very large cloud of dust and gas. The video recreates the spectacular event.
2:55
 

Exploring our backyard, the Solar System - part 1
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Solar System for kids - In this lesson discover the scale and structure of the Solar System, and explore our local celestial neighborhood.
8:50
 

Exploring our backyard, the Solar System - part 2
Grades: All
8:20
 

Our Solar System
Grades: All
A description of our Solar System by Carl Sagan.
6:40
 

The Solar System: A Brief Glance
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The lesson on solar system explores : The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and finally our own planet Earth.
10:00
 

The Sun
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Learn about the Sun - the most important star for us in the galaxy, it provides the heat and light to sustain life on Earth.
5:00
 

Mercury
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Find out about Mercury - the innermost and smallest planet in the Solar System.
7:45
 

Venus
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Learn about the planet Venus.
9:40
 

Venus
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How much do you know about the planet Venus?
4:30
 

Earth
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Lesson on planet Earth, third planet from the Sun. It is the only planet known with the right environment for life to evolve in the oceans, green plants to produce breathable air, and animal life to flourish.
2:45
 

The Moon
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Find out about Earth's only natural satellite - the Moon.
5:30
 

Mars
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Discover all about the red planet and the possibility of life on Mars.
7:30
 

Mars - the Red Planet
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An amazing photographic collection of Mars, shot from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, HiRISE camera.
2:30
 

Jupiter - the Largest Planet
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Lesson on Jupiter - It explores Jupiter's role as the gravitational heavyweight of our solar system, and takes a tour of its fascinating moons and the big red spot.
7:30
 

Saturn
Grades: All
Learn about Saturn - a truly unique, second-largest planet in the solar system with magnificent rings.
6:40
 

Uranus
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Discover interesting facts about the giant planet Uranus.
7:30
 

Neptune
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Explore and learn about planet Neptune, the last of the gas giants in our solar system.
5:30
 

Pluto
Grades: All
Learn some quite interesting facts about the dwarf planet Pluto.
5:45
 

Why Isn't Pluto a Planet Any More?
Grades: All
An astronomer explains why Pluto got... well... plutoed!
3:30
 

Meteorites
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Explore fascinating facts about meteorites. Find out where meteorites come from, and what they can tell us about the solar system's beginnings.
3:30
 

Massive Solar Storms
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Go inside the eye of a solar storm, and find out how scientists predict them in order to protect astronauts and satellites in space.
4:05
 

Exploring the Moons in our Solar System
Grades: All
A presentation about all the natural satellites in the solar system. Currently, there are 327 formally classified moons orbiting the eight planets and five dwarf planets.
3:15
 

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