Space Odyssey <br />Come Explorethe<br />Solar System!<br />
Your Mission<br />You will take a journey through outer space. Along the way you will learn about our solar system and the...
Discovery of the Solar System<br />A model where the earth and other planets travel around the sun. <br />What does Helioc...
Discovery of the Solar System<br />Click on the telescope to view more!<br />Galileo Galilei<br />made great improvements ...
Discovery of the Solar System<br />A telescope magnifies objects that are far away and allows us to see them clearly.<br /...
Now that we know a little about how the Solar System was discovered, let’s see what we can find on our exploration!<br />H...
The Sun<br />Answer the following questions about our sun. Click on the answer you think is correct. <br />The sun is by f...
The  TerrestrialPlanets<br />A terrestrial planet is a planet that is primarily composed<br /> of  rocks and/or metals. Cl...
The  GaseousPlanets<br />A gaseous planet is a planet that does not contain any<br /> of  rocks and/or metals. Click on th...
The  DwarfPlanets<br />A  dwarf planet  is a object that is too small to be <br />categorized as a planet but too large to...
Can you guess  the order of the planets? Click on the planet name to see where it goes!<br />Let’s take a closer look at e...
Mercury is the planet nearest to the sun.<br />The sun appears 2 and a half times larger in Mercury's sky compared to the ...
Venus is the hottest planet in the <br />solar system.<br />The brightest of all planets, Venus, is also known as the Morn...
Earth is  an oasis of<br />life in an otherwise desolate universe. <br />The Earth's temperature, weather, atmosphere and ...
Mars excites<br />scientists because its mild temperament is more like the Earth's than any of the other planets.  <br />M...
Jupiter is by <br />far the largest planet in our Solar System. <br />The Earth could fit inside Jupiter more than <br />1...
Saturn is the<br /> lightest planet in our Solar System. It is made up of mostly hydrogen and helium. <br />Sa<br />t<br /...
Uranus spins on<br />its side. <br />Uranus is an very cold planet. It is believed<br />that Uranus is made<br /> up of ro...
For many<br />centuries people <br />did not know that<br /> Neptune even existed. <br />It was discovered by Johann Galle...
Congratulations! Your space odyssey has come to an end.<br />It is now time to return<br /> home. <br />If you want to con...
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  1. 1. Space Odyssey <br />Come Explorethe<br />Solar System!<br />
  2. 2. Your Mission<br />You will take a journey through outer space. Along the way you will learn about our solar system and the objects in it. <br />Be sure to keep an eye out for space creatures along the way.<br />Click the shooting star to navigate through the pages. Hang on tight and lets go!<br />
  3. 3. Discovery of the Solar System<br />A model where the earth and other planets travel around the sun. <br />What does Heliocentric mean?? Click the sun to find out!<br />Nicolaus Copernicus<br />discovered that our solar system was Heliocentric.<br />
  4. 4. Discovery of the Solar System<br />Click on the telescope to view more!<br />Galileo Galilei<br />made great improvements on<br />the construction of the telescope.<br />
  5. 5. Discovery of the Solar System<br />A telescope magnifies objects that are far away and allows us to see them clearly.<br />Click on the magnify glass to see some object through a telescope.<br />
  6. 6. Now that we know a little about how the Solar System was discovered, let’s see what we can find on our exploration!<br />Hop aboard the rocket and<br /> get ready for take off! <br />First stop—The Sun!<br />
  7. 7. The Sun<br />Answer the following questions about our sun. Click on the answer you think is correct. <br />The sun is by far the largest object in the solar system. <br />Our Sun is actually the closest star to Earth.<br />The sun's strong gravitational pull holds Earth and the other planets in place.<br />True<br />False<br />True<br />False<br />False<br />True<br />
  8. 8. The TerrestrialPlanets<br />A terrestrial planet is a planet that is primarily composed<br /> of rocks and/or metals. Click on the rock to see the<br />terrestrial planets in our solar system.<br />Earth<br />Mercury<br />Venus<br />Mars<br />Hey! Those are also the four planets closest to the sun!<br />
  9. 9. The GaseousPlanets<br />A gaseous planet is a planet that does not contain any<br /> of rocks and/or metals. Click on the gas flame to see<br /> the gaseous planets in our solar system.<br />Uranus<br />Jupiter<br />Saturn<br />Neptune<br />Hey! Did you know that gaseous planets are also called Jovian planets, named for the gas giant Jupiter? <br />
  10. 10. The DwarfPlanets<br />A dwarf planet is a object that is too small to be <br />categorized as a planet but too large to be categorized <br />as any other object. Three of the larger dwarf planets are found below. <br />Pluto<br />Ceres<br />Eris<br />Hey! Did you know that the dwarf planet Pluto was the only planet to be named by a kid? <br />Pluto used to be classified as a planet. It wasn’t until 2006 that it was changed to a dwarf planet.<br />
  11. 11. Can you guess the order of the planets? Click on the planet name to see where it goes!<br />Let’s take a closer look at each of the planets in the solar system. First stop -- Mercury!<br />Saturn<br />Jupiter<br />Uranus<br />Earth<br />Mars<br />Neptune<br />Mercury<br />Venus<br />
  12. 12. Mercury is the planet nearest to the sun.<br />The sun appears 2 and a half times larger in Mercury's sky compared to the Earth's.<br />Mercury<br />
  13. 13. Venus is the hottest planet in the <br />solar system.<br />The brightest of all planets, Venus, is also known as the Morning <br />Star and the Evening <br />Star.<br />Venus<br />
  14. 14. Earth is  an oasis of<br />life in an otherwise desolate universe. <br />The Earth's temperature, weather, atmosphere and many other factors<br />are just right to keep<br />us alive. <br />Ear<br />t<br />h<br />
  15. 15. Mars excites<br />scientists because its mild temperament is more like the Earth's than any of the other planets.  <br />Mars has two moons, <br />their names are Deimos and Phobos. <br />Mars<br />
  16. 16. Jupiter is by <br />far the largest planet in our Solar System. <br />The Earth could fit inside Jupiter more than <br />1000 times.<br />Jupiter has 50 official moons.<br />Jup<br />i<br />t<br />er<br />
  17. 17. Saturn is the<br /> lightest planet in our Solar System. It is made up of mostly hydrogen and helium. <br />Sa<br />t<br />urn<br />
  18. 18. Uranus spins on<br />its side. <br />Uranus is an very cold planet. It is believed<br />that Uranus is made<br /> up of rock<br />and ice.<br />Uranus<br />
  19. 19. For many<br />centuries people <br />did not know that<br /> Neptune even existed. <br />It was discovered by Johann Galle and<br />Heinrich D'Arrest<br />in 1846.<br />Nep t une<br />
  20. 20. Congratulations! Your space odyssey has come to an end.<br />It is now time to return<br /> home. <br />If you want to continue your exploration, click on the<br /> link for these websites. <br />The are out of this world!<br />Nasa Kids Club<br />Astronomy for Kids<br />

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