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Solar System
This site is part of the space page of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), and provides information about the Sun, the planets and their moons, and other bodies in the solar system. It contains a travel guide to the Solar System including such topics as what to see, reason to visit, how to get there, and local history. A similar travel guide is then available for the Sun, each of the planets, asteroids, and comets. In addition, multiple links for more detailed information as well as space games and puzzles are provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
    • Video
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Space science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-378
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth in the solar system
        • Earth's history
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Sci. / tech. in society
    • 9-12:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Origin and evolution of the universe
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'BBC Space'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation