Planets and the ecliptic. (Not to scale!) The planets orbit the Sun in the same plane - it's called the ecliptic. It's almost as though they're all rolling around on a giant tabletop. BUT there is no tabletop & the orbits are slightly tilted in various ways. BTW they also don't line up nicely like this.
What if the other planets were as close as the moon
Wish we would've had this for our solar system lesson! This is a pretty neat way to teach kids about the solar system, and help them get a better perspective on how MASSIVE planets are! www.teachthis.com.au
Outer Space: "We are the Planets," The Solar System Song by StoryBots LOVE IT! My 3 yr old loves storybots and knows all of her letters. She recently became very interested in planets and this is PERFECT! Great for the classroom too!!!