Dwarf Planets of Our Solar System (Infographic) by Karl Tate In 2006 the organization responsible for classifying celestial bodies, the International Astronomical Union, decided that a new class of objects was needed. The solar system's erratic ninth planet, Pluto, was assigned to the new “dwarf planet” category along with four other bodies, all tinier than Earth’s moon. Some astronomers expect there may be as many as 50 dwarf planets in the solar system.
Free Printable Solar System Model For Kids - by Print, Cut, Paste, Craft --- Gabi, designer of this model says: - "I wanted to create a printable solar system model, something that I could print and put together easily to show my son what planets are in the solar system, which ones are closer or further from the sun and from us and which one is the biggest or the smallest."
With the recent announcement that their may be a habitable planet just 12 light-years away from Earth, the question keeps getting asked – just how far are the closest solar systems to our own planet? This graphic created by Space.com shows that – the closest stars and their accompanying solar systems – giving us a better perspective of what’s out there in the neighborhood for us to explore.
Solar System SOLAR SYSTEM BINGO In search of Solar System activities? This 40-page Solar System resource consists of bingo cards, a call sheet and call cards that can be used to study the Solar System.
Cool Solar System Exploration Site. The space weight is a great activity to show students how much they weigh on at he moon or a certain planet. You could also do the weight of objects if students do not want to weight themselves.