In this video clip you will get a good overview of what a solar system is and what our solar system looks like.

Listen for words like:

  • universe
  • galaxy
  • meteoroids
  • Milky Way
  • comets
  • asteroids
  • moons
  • solar system
  • planets
  • dwarf planets
  • star systems
  • astronomers
  • atmosphere
  • The Hubble Telescope

THE SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLAINED (by National Geographic)

But  you might ask, WHAT IS A GALAXY? Watch this slideshow to see different galaxies in our universe.





Planets in Our Galaxy – Spinning in Space

Today we will be starting our next inquiry –


First we will be writing down all that we already Know about this topic, then we will start the immersion activities to learn so much more.  It’s a fun inquiry you are really going to enjoy!

Click on KNOW THE PLANETS to work out the order of the planets in our galaxy and just where Earth is.

Click on OUR SOLAR SYSTEM to understand it a little more.