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The Solar System

The Solar System

The Solar System by Scoilnet

Take a virtual tour of the solar system and find out about meteors and the moon. Round it off with a quiz and a crossword.


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Solar System Facts and Astronomy

http://www.planetsforkids.org Added: 28 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Child friendly information on planets, moons and the solar system from a student in Ireland. The site was begun when the student was 9-years-old but it is very informative and the short pieces of information will appeal to students. (Contains some advertising.)

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Planet Earth in Space

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • recognise a few of the major star constellations
  • recognise that the Earth, its moon, the sun, other planets and their satellites are separate bodies and are parts of the solar system

Suggestions for use: Get students to list the planets in the solar system and to note one point of information about each. This site will provide answers.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Sun Safety

http://kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/outdoor/sun_safety.html Added: 28 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Outlines a series of facts about sunlight - the different types of ultraviolet rays - and the danger of over exposure to sunlight. Also includes sections on the proper use of sunscreen and the danger of rays to eyes.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Home Economics

Strand: Health Studies

Suggestions for use: Get the students to calculate the number of hours in the week they were exposed to full sunlight.

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking Staying Well Literacy

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Planet Earth in Space

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the dangers of sunlight for eyesight and skin

Suggestions for use: Get the students to calculate the number of hours in the week they were exposed to full sunlight. ask did they wear sunscreen.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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The Solar System - Astronomy For Kids

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm Added: 21 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Interactive guide that gives information on each of the planets in the solar system. Click on the planet of your choice for animations, quick facts and more detailed information.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Planet Earth in Space

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • recognise that the Earth, its moon, the sun, other planets and their satellites are separate bodies and are parts of the solar system
  • understand the importance of sunlight as a source of energy for plants and animals

Suggestions for use: Use this site to explain how other planets and their satellites are separate bodies and are parts of the solar system. Colourful site although a little dated in design.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Solar System Crossword

http://www.abcteach.com/free/c/crossword_solarsystem.pdf Added: 21 Jun 2006 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Complete a crossword puzzle based on the solar system.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Planet Earth in Space

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Booklet on the Earth

http://www.abcteach.com/free/k/kwl_earth.pdf Added: 21 Jun 2006 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

A simple booklet containing 3 pages where the children can record their knowledge about the earth. (pdf form)

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Planet Earth in Space

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Spás Agus Cóiméid - Ábhar Tíreolaíochta, Ábhar Eolaíochta Agus Stair Trí Ghaeilge - Eureka

http://www.cogg.ie/wp-content/uploads/eureka_irish_11.9.pdf Added: 22 Dec 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

Anseo, tá PDF le hábhar Tíreolaíochta, EolaíochtA agus Staire ar féidir a úsaid le do rang. Tá ábhar Tír Eolais ann le hailt ar chóiméid, an grianchóras agus díneasáir. Tá dhá thurgnamh ann le cráitéar a dhéanamh agus ceann eile le hoighear agus uisce. Tá gníomh staire ann chomh maith bunaithe ar iairiglifí. Is féidir comhtháthú a dhéanamh le do cheacht Gaeilge chomh maith a bhuí leis an gcrosfhocal.

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5-6 Gaeilge
5-6 SESE Geography
5-6 SESE History
5-6 SESE Science

How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Gaeilge

Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag tuiscint teanga

Suggestions for use: Is féidir é seo a húsáid mar ábhar léitheoireachta.

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Planet Earth in Space

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Egyptians

5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Materials and change


Strand: Energy & Forces

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: Gaeilge
Rights: All rights reserved
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Solar System Math

http://quest.nasa.gov/vft/docs/SSML4/SSML4Tchr.pdf Added: 13 Dec 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Very detailed set of lesson plans from NASA's Pre-Algebra programme. Theme is Analysing Payload and Cost for a Shuttle Mission. An excellent resource.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Useful Websites

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Lesson Ideas for the Solar System

http://media.yurisnight.net/outreac...Planet_Solar_System_3-5_ENGLISH.pdf Added: 28 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

A 16 page idea for a lesson plan on the solar system. Could probably make a number of lessons covering Science topics and Geography.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Planet Earth in Space

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the influence of the sun on atmospheric conditions
  • recognise that the Earth, its moon, the sun, other planets and their satellites are separate bodies and are parts of the solar system
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

World Book Web

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Solar System

Our system includes the eight planets and their moons, dwarf planets and countless asteroids, comets and other small, icy objects . . .


Milky Way

The Milky Way is a galaxy which includes our solar system. It is the shaped like a pancake with a bump in the middle.  

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