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The Solar System - Astronomy For Kids

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.

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.

Meta information

  • Asset type: Online Resource
  • Language: English
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • Cost: No
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