Solar System
Planetary Journeys
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Lesson plans at

JPL – NASA Jet Propulsion Lab – home page at

JPL Solar System page at
Mars Exploration Program at rich resource with fun kid’s zone and teaching sites - free poster available
Mars: Latest mission - Phoenix home page at

Cassini-Huygens home at; Videos! educational project index and overview at (K-12)
5-8 Grade list at

includes finding worlds at

Mapping Worlds with Peanuts
Build a model of the space probe at

Saturn moons
Enceladus multimedia at
Titan multimedia at

Welcome to the Planets – JPL’s photo collection

SpacePlace Kids Projects at
Excellent Games at (Vec Touring - graph to get to the launch)
Teacher’s Page Nasa Space Place for classroom activities
Construct paper models of various NASA spacecraft

Exploratorium Saturn Jewel of the Solar System

The Nine Planets links to multimedia tour of the solar system
Solar Views with updated info
Windows to the Universe, at, is another learner-friendly website featuring "images, movies, animations, and data sets, that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration, and the human experience." UCAR is the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Its Education and Professioal Development page is at with links to various programs and resources. Hurricane Strike is also a part of UCAR.

Educational resources from the Lunar and Planetary Institute include lesson plans and activities are online at .

Build a Solar System calculates proportional data for modeling

Your age on different planets plus some interesting math when you scroll down and
Your weight on different planets

Interactive index at JPL ... kewl

Views and news of the Solar System
NASA’s solar system exploration site
Galileo Journey to Jupiter

Sense of Scale:

Online orbit tracker ... Solar System Live lets you see the orbits visually on any date you choose; has full solar system and inner planets.

Your Sky
is an interactive planetarium of the Web where you can produce star/sky maps for any time and date, viewpoint, and observing location at

Looking for other planets
Planetary Society
AMNH Astronomy pages with interactive activities [[<span|]]


Annotated index and links from NASA at


This booklet, originally produced by NAI in 2000 and updated in 2007, contains five inquiry- and standards-based classroom activities for grades 5-8 and three math extensions spanning topics from "Defining Life," to "Determining the Chances of Extraterrestrial Life." Download the 60-page booklet here: (5.3MB)
Looking for Life


Astrobiology pages with hand-outs and activities (check out) New one at includes link for excellent 60-page curriculum guide; this page at has links for TERRIFIC interactives (Scroll Down)

NASA interactive Alien Safari looks at extremophiles on planet earth

Aliens at the UK Science Museum [[|\|\]]<span]] style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'">Page of interactive games = Play Real or Fake – and links to other lesson plans connecting biology and space at

AMNH Journey to the Deep See Vents