Our Solar System: Year 6
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What can you discover about how our solar system works? Use these helpful digital resources to locate the information you need for your project. You might like to share any useful sites with your partner or project group. Remember your research skills as you navigate galaxies of information.
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Solar system - The Sun and 8 planets | Visual.ly

Solar system - The Sun and 8 planets | Visual.ly | Our Solar System: Year 6 | Scoop.it
Solar system is located within the Milky Way - the galaxy that contains more than 200 billion stars. The Sun and 8 planets of the Solar system were fo
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Susan Ramrakha's curator insight, April 10, 2014 9:37 PM

A long poster that includes detailed facts about the planets.

Kate Nodari's curator insight, May 11, 2015 1:26 AM

Very useful page, shows the distance between all plants and the sun, also explains the mass, volume, surface temperature, diameter and amount of moons each planet has. Great summary of the solar system.

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Solar System, Solar System Information, Facts, News, Photos -- National Geographic

Solar System, Solar System Information, Facts, News, Photos -- National Geographic | Our Solar System: Year 6 | Scoop.it
Get information, facts, photos, news, videos, and more about our solar system from National Geographic.
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Kate Nodari's curator insight, May 11, 2015 1:37 AM

This page is a great source for students! has many facts about the solar system not only about planets and the sun but also about comets, asteroids and satellites and space junk!

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Solar System | Visual.ly

Solar System | Visual.ly | Our Solar System: Year 6 | Scoop.it
An experimental journey to space , this time explore our solar system in 3d in both language arabic & english . This project inspired by many , more d
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Susan Ramrakha's curator insight, April 10, 2014 9:40 PM

This website allows the viewer to understand and experiment with different planets and how they move around the sun.

Kate Nodari's curator insight, May 11, 2015 1:44 AM

An information sheet that the students may read through when first learning about the solar system! a sheet that can be printed out and the students may keep!

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Mysteries of the Solar System

The NASA/JPL Education Office works with educators -- both classroom teachers and informal educators -- to provide tools, resources and ideas for teaching Earth science, space science, mathematics and robotics.
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Solar Significance: Dreamtime – Story of the Suns Origin

Solar Significance: Dreamtime – Story of the Suns Origin | Our Solar System: Year 6 | Scoop.it
Indigenous aboriginal tribes have long understood the significance of the sun, learn about the dreamtime spirit of the sun.
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Why is the Sky Blue? | Visual.ly

Why is the Sky Blue? | Visual.ly | Our Solar System: Year 6 | Scoop.it
Some say it's due to the blue oceans.
Some think it's what's in the atmosphere.
Some believe it's because outer space is blue. We uncover the real r
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Kate Nodari's curator insight, May 11, 2015 1:51 AM

This is a great interactive site for the students to understand why the sky has different colours! Great facts which will engage students to learn more about the solar system!

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Astronomy For Kids - KidsAstronomy.com

Astronomy For Kids - KidsAstronomy.com | Our Solar System: Year 6 | Scoop.it
Powerful and fun resource for kids, exploring astronomy and other space related topics. Play games, learn through interactive applications, and much more.
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Kate Nodari's curator insight, May 11, 2015 1:58 AM

A fun way to learn about the solar system! I like this page as I believe the students will enjoy playing these educational games!

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Solar System Explained From the Inside Out (Infographic)

Solar System Explained From the Inside Out (Infographic) | Our Solar System: Year 6 | Scoop.it
A graphical representation of our solar system to scale - see how far the planets are from the sun in astronomical units.
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Earth will not remain habitable for long, time to find another planet ...

Earth will not remain habitable for long, time to find another planet ... | Our Solar System: Year 6 | Scoop.it
Bad news, fellow denizens of Earth: According to some new astrobiological research, our home planet will not be habitable for ...
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Research skills | Ergo

Research skills | Ergo | Our Solar System: Year 6 | Scoop.it
'Learn skills' shows you how to make school work easier and will also help you improve your marks.In this section you'll find practical guides to researching assignments, writing essays and studying for exams.
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Kate Nodari's curator insight, May 11, 2015 2:00 AM

This is a great webpage for students who do not have a lot of skill in researching topics! Using this webpage would be a great way to start a new topic.

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Scaling down our solar system

Scaling down our solar system | Our Solar System: Year 6 | Scoop.it
Can you imagine how huge the Sun is, or how far away planets such as Saturn are? Watch this clip to discover how 'mind...
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Kate Nodari's curator insight, May 11, 2015 1:33 AM

Great short video to show to the class when learning about the solar system. This clip discusses how big the solar system really is! Attached to this page is a lot of useful information about the solar system!

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Vintage Predictions of Life on Other Planets

Vintage Predictions of Life on Other Planets | Our Solar System: Year 6 | Scoop.it
In 1939, we knew much less about our solar system, so much less that these illustrations by Frank R. Paul may have really made people wonder about what str
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A Beautiful, Minimal Animated Infographic About Our Solar System on The Orange Co.

A Beautiful, Minimal Animated Infographic About Our Solar System on The Orange Co. | Our Solar System: Year 6 | Scoop.it
The Orange scours the internet, picking the most interesting technology, social media, design, and pop culture musings and squeezing that fresh internet juice all over your computer.
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Earth rotation: night and day - (TLF L696 v7.0.0)

Earth rotation: night and day - (TLF L696 v7.0.0) | Our Solar System: Year 6 | Scoop.it
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Kate Nodari's curator insight, May 11, 2015 1:48 AM

Great interactive page for students to learn about the earths rotation! all students can look at this site together as a group on a projector in the class room or individually in class with their own computers!

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Solar System Planets and Dwarf Planets | Visual.ly

Solar System Planets and Dwarf Planets | Visual.ly | Our Solar System: Year 6 | Scoop.it
Information on the Sun, planets and dwarf planets in the solar system, surface temperature, time taken to complete orbit the Sun, distance from the Su
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Solar System Exploration: Planets: Our Solar System: Overview

Solar System Exploration: Planets: Our Solar System: Overview | Our Solar System: Year 6 | Scoop.it
We are NASA's Planetary Science Division. Our hardworking robots explore the planets and more on the wild frontiers of our solar system.
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Visualizing Distance in Our Solar System [Infographic]

Visualizing Distance in Our Solar System [Infographic] | Our Solar System: Year 6 | Scoop.it
Space is a big place, a very big place, an unfathomably big place. Even our little corner of it is pretty gigantic, but it's at least slightly more fathomable.
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