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Our Solar System and Beyond! student task sheet:

Web links:


Stellarium on your netbooks
Solar System links from Science_class_net - comprehensive resource from a retired science teacher.
Astrotour – animation about how planets rotate around the sun
Welcome to the Planets – great site with NASA images and information
The Solar System with links to specific information about the planets
PlanetScience – huge resource about the planets
Cosmos for Kids - http://www.cosmos4kids.com/
Space from the Full Option Science System - http://www.fossweb.com/modulesMS/PlanetaryScience/index.html
Exploring the planets from NASA - http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/ceps/etp/

100 Amazing Online Tools to Learn about Outer Space including NASA and national Geographic.
Making a habitable world - Borad game to learn about reqirements for life on other planets

These are resources for iPod Touch:

8Planets – animations, information and quiz about our solar system
Planets by Q continium – A 3D guide to the solar system for aspiring astronomers.
Grand Tour 3D – Space travel on a budget
planetFacts – size and distance scale and dictionary
NASA app including images, videos, information about launches, when you can sight, orbit trackers and countdown clocks.
Stars by Nelix displaying 88 constellations – does not use network.
Space Images by NASA – You can rate, email and save images.
ABC TV has a free vodcast “Voyage to the Planets” that you can download or subscribe to.