In this simulation of space exploration, participants plan and carry out five missions to a “planet” and communicate their discoveries to their family or a friend.
Provides classroom connections, key concepts, connections to science standards, and additional resources.
• NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System
Learn about our home planet, our solar system, the universe beyond, and the spacecraft exploring them with this downloadable application
Where does the solar system end? A video about the Oort Cloud - Space Place in a Snap!
Searching for Other Planets Like Ours - Space Place in a Snap!
Story Time from Space: The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home
• Our Solar System
lithographs (NASA educational product number LS-2013-07-003-HQ)
• NASA Solar System Exploration
• Planetary PhotoJournal (NASA/JPL)
Lunar and Planetary Institute/National Center for Interactive Learning
Adapted from Mars Activities: Teacher Resources and Classroom Activities, a Mars Education Program product from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Arizona State University.
[Suggest a book]
• How to Be a Space Explorer: Your Out-of-This-World Adventure (Brake, Mark, 2014)
• Are there other Earths? (Portman, M., 2013)
The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home