this includes the dwarf planets. this is awesome. this is what all the "but what about pluto?!!?!!" are missing

4 new planets that I never knew about. Solar System Information Chart - Fast Facts about our Sun and the 8 planets plus the 5 "dwarf planets" Ceres, Pluto, Makemake, Haumea and Eris

This illustration depicts the best-known candidates in our search for life in the solar system.

The Solar System and Beyond is Awash in Water

Earth isn’t the only ocean world in our solar system. Oceans could exist in diverse forms on moons and dwarf planets, offering clues in the quest to discover life beyond our home planet.

50 Years of Space Exploration by Adam Crowe, via Flickr /// This is what has been seen.

50 Years of Human Space Exploration. This is by far the coolest pin I will see tonight. So amazing as to how far the space exploration campaign(s) has come since we first step foot into the putter abyss!

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Cool Space Facts

I love this activity. It gets the students up and moving while also giving them a visual to explain the different distances of each planet. The website also does the conversion of miles into steps for you so all you have to do is follow it and inform the students how many miles are represented by each step.

Set Up a Solar System of Kids

really really difficult to conceptualize. This visual is simply mind-boggling.

The size of our planet…

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12 YouTube Space Videos for Kids

How to make a Solar System Poster using balls of STYROFOAM. This is the best tutorial. Save this one for school! At some point, every student has to make a model of the Solar System.

18 solar system projects for kids - These are such creative science projects for kids of all ages to explore planets, space, the sun and more!