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Our Solar System

Explore!
You dont need a space ship to explore our solar system. Travel on the Internet to the far reaches of space! Find out how much you would weigh on Pluto, or how old you would be on Mars! Learn which planet is the largest, or which one would float in a tub full of water. Learn about how to become an astronaut, or read about dogs who went to space!

Press the RIGHT-ARROW KEY on your keyboard to get started!

Pre-Launch Checklist
Be sure you have the following items before beginning beginning your solar system exploration:
A pen or a pencil

Your Launch Guides (handouts)

Your planet destination (assigned by your teacher)


Press the RIGHT-ARROW key on your keyboard to view launch options! Then use your MOUSE to select a launch!

Launch Page

Launch Two:

Destination Planet
Launch One: Launch Three:

Tour the Solar System

Space Trivia

Launch Five:
Launch Four:

Be an Astronaut
Launch Seven:

Space Words Space Wardrobe


Other Links

Launch Six:

Dogs in Space

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You may attempt to launch again by following these steps: Click anywhere on this page to return to the Launch page Place your mouse pointer directly over one of the launch options. Be sure the pointer changes to a hand before you click!

Tour the Solar System

Launch One:

Tour The Solar System


Did you know that scientists believe that our universe is over 500 billion years old?! Find out more about our solar system by watching a short cartoon movie. When you click on the link at the bottom of this page, you will have the option of watching a movie or taking a quiz. Watch the movie first and fill out the answers on your exploration guide. If you still have time, take the quiz and see how you do!

Click to watch the movie!


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Destination Planet

Launch Two:

Destination Planet
You have been assigned to visit one of the nine planets in our solar system. Its time to do some pre-space-flight research! You will be taken to a website where you can find out some cool facts that will help you get ready for your visit. Look for the answers to the questions on your Exploration Guide and write them down!

Proceed to Planet Links

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Launch Two:

Destination Planet Links

Click on Your Destination Planet!


Mercury Venus Earth
How old you would be on your planet?

Mars
Jupiter Saturn
What is your planets symbol?

Uranus
Neptune Pluto

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You pressed the right-arrow key, but you didnt hit a link! Click anywhere on this page to return to the Destination Planet Links page Place your mouse pointer directly over the name of your destination planet. Be sure the pointer changes to a hand before you click!

Launch Two:

Your Destination Planet Has a Symbol


Click on the name of your destination planet below. You will be taken to a web page that shows the symbol of your planet. Youll find the symbol right at the top of the page, to the left of the page title!
Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto
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Destination Planet Symbols

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You pressed the right-arrow key, but you didnt hit a link!
Click anywhere on this page to return to the Destination Planet Symbols page. Place your mouse pointer directly over the name of your destination planet. Be sure the pointer changes to a hand before you click!

Space Trivia

Launch Three:

Space Trivia

How much do you know about space and our solar system? Take the Space Quizlet to find out! There are 21 questionshow many can you answer correctly? Play Now!

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You pressed the right-arrow key, but you didnt hit a link!
Click anywhere on this page to return to the Space Trivia page. To choose another launch option, please place your mouse pointer directly over the planet with the words More Launches and left-mouse click. Be sure the pointer changes to a hand before you click!

Space Words

Launch Four:

Space Words
Can you speak space? Look at the list of spacerelated words on your Exploration Guide for this launch. Well be reading and talking about many of these words as we work together to learn about our solar system and the planets.

Visit the StarChild Glossary to find out what these words mean. Copy the definitions onto your Exploration Guide!

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You pressed the right-arrow key, but you didnt hit a link!
Click anywhere on this page to return to the Space Words page. To choose another launch option, please place your mouse pointer directly over the planet with the words More Launches and left-mouse click. Be sure the pointer changes to a hand before you click!

Be An Astronaut

Launch Five:

Be an Astronaunt
What does it take to become an astronaut? Find out what you can do right now to prepare for a career in space! Click on a link below!
Link 1: A Basic Outline
Link 2: The Outline + Extras & Infos Link 3: Information for younger kids Link 4: More details for older kids
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You pressed the right-arrow key, but you didnt hit a link!
Click anywhere on this page to return to the Be an Astronaut page. To choose another launch option, please place your mouse pointer directly over the planet with the words More Launches and left-mouse click. Be sure the pointer changes to a hand before you click!

Launch Six:

Dogs In Space

Dogs in Space

People arent the only ones who have been in space. In the early days of the space program, dogs were astronauts, too! Find out what happened to Laika, the first dog in space And how did President John F. Kennedy get a space puppy? Go to ENCHANTED LEARNING to find out more! On the opening screen, type Dogs in Space in the SEARCH box and click on SEARCH NOW.
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You pressed the right-arrow key, but you didnt hit a link!
Click anywhere on this page to return to the Dogs in Space page. To choose another launch option, please place your mouse pointer directly over the planet with the words More Launches and left-mouse click. Be sure the pointer changes to a hand before you click!

Space Wardrobe

Launch Seven:

Space Wardrobe

What do astronauts wear in space? And what do they do if they need to go to the bathroom? Find out all about an astronauts wardrobe by clicking on the links below: Information for younger kids More details for older kids
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You pressed the right-arrow key, but you didnt hit a link!
Click anywhere on this page to return to the Space Wardrobe page. To choose another launch option, please place your mouse pointer directly over the planet with the words More Launches and left-mouse click. Be sure the pointer changes to a hand before you click!

Explore On Your Own


The Virtual Solar System A Scale Model of the Solar System Welcome to the Planets A Virtual Journey Into the Universe
A Mystery
Very Cool!

of Space: Stars
Great Site!

Arty The Part-Time Astronaut


Space

Port:

Fun Exploration Site & Cool Flashcards

Launch Page