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Chapter 8 - The Solar System and Beyond




Unit D - Weather and Space

  • Chapter 8 - The Solar System and Beyond

What objects are in the solar system and beyond?

Article What's the Big Idea About Astronomy? Huge distances, gigantic sizes, and long periods of time—astronomy is a BIG subject. We've brought learning about it down to size... Interactive What Do You Know About Astronomy? How much do you really know about our place in space? Test your astronomy knowledge with this interactive quiz. Don't worry, there's... Article The Formation of the Solar System About 4.6 billion years ago, our solar system came into being. This comic strip explains the processes that led to the creation of... Educator Materials Cosmic Cookies Did you know Jupiter's Great Red Spot is really a 300-year-old hurricane that's twice as wide as Earth? Find out more awesome facts.... Educator Materials Solar System Scavenger Hunt Try this on for size: If Earth were the size of your head, then Mercury would be an orange and Jupiter a small car. Size up the planets... Interactive Planetary Mysteries How much do you know about the Earth's little neighborhood within the vast universe? Take a virtual tour of our solar system to explore... Article Crash Course? (SuperScience) Introduce younger students to space objects and how gravity affects them. Then have them explore the effects of this force with the... Educator Materials Stargazing There are thousands of stars in the night sky. Hidden among them are constellations and planets. How many can you find? Record your... Article Mars: Past, Present, Future In the early 1900s, some astronomers believed that the color contrasts on Mars' surface were great oceans. Today we know they are... Article The 3-D Universe A 2-D map is a great guide here on Earth—and virtually worthless for finding your way around in outer space. Take a 3-D look at mapping... Article Afpectus Lunae: Does the Moon Rotate on Its Axis? Like Earth, the Moon rotates on its axis. So why do we see only one view of its face? Grab two oranges, and let this 8th-grader from... Educator Materials Hall of Meteorites for educators Get ready for a comprehensive look at meteorites through the latest research and cutting-edge technology. Make the most of your visit...