Solar System

Elementary Friendly Websites

Great Sites for Researching Solar System


  1. Planet Profiles http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/ Can see specifics on planets. Make sure to click the link to the Photojournal Button
  2. Nine Planets http://nineplanets.org/ Has history and scientific knowledge of the planets, moons and other objects in our solar system.
  3. Kids Astronomy Learn about Planets in the solar System, fast facts and more (cool graphics)
  4. NASA Kids Club Stories, Picture Dictionary, podcasts and articles on missions. Guide to watching the sky.
  5. Nasa Space Place Has facts, questions, activities, glossary and more (Check out Solar Tricktionary under activities)
  6. OuterspaceUniverse.org Facts about Space and the Universe overall.
  7. Pics4Learning Has images to use in projects and assignments that are copywrite free for education. Has a Space category.

More Space Sites, more for FUN


  1. Astronomy Picture of the Day Gives you a different image or photograph along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer
  2. Your Age on Other Worlds Calculates your Age on other planets
  3. Your Weight in Other Worlds Calculates how heavy your are on other planets ( on which planet are you the lightest?)