“Views of the Solar System” puts learning into orbit


This multilingual site (it can be viewed in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, or German) is a great pictorial reference to the major components of our solar system. “Views of the Solar System” presents a vivid multimedia adventure for those interested in discovering more about the sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more. The site highlights the latest scientific information and outlines the history of space explorations, rocketry, early astronauts, space missions, and spacecraft through a vast archive of images, scientific facts, text, graphics, and videos. Students simply click on the image of the heavenly body they wish to explore. For example, a student seeking more information about Saturn can click on the ringed planet and instantly receive statistics, animations, views, and information about Saturn’s rings, moons (all 18 of them!), composition, and future exploration. The history link provides enthusiasts with a detailed explanation of the history of space exploration. This is a great resource for earth science and astronomy teachers, as well as anyone with an interest in outer space.

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