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Planets For Kids - Solar System Facts and Astronomy

Planets For Kids - Solar System Facts and Astronomy
Introduction We have nine planets in our Solar System. These planets circle around the sun (as I’m sure you know already) this is called orbits. A lot of astronomy people like to think of the Solar System been made up in two parts We have the Inner Solar System which has Mercury, Venus, Earth and not forgetting Mars. These are closest to the sun and are called the terrestrial planets simply because the have very solid rocky surfaces.

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The Solar System Our solar neighborhood is an exciting place. The Solar System is full of planets, moons, asteroids, comets, minor planets, and many other exciting objects. Learn about Io, the explosive moon that orbits the planet Jupiter, or explore the gigantic canyons and deserts on Mars. What Is The Solar System? The Solar System is made up of all the planets that orbit our Sun.

Solar System, Solar System Information Our Cosmic Neighborhood From our small world we have gazed upon the cosmic ocean for thousands of years. Ancient astronomers observed points of light that appeared to move among the stars. They called these objects "planets," meaning wanderers, and named them after Roman deities—Jupiter, king of the gods; Mars, the god of war; Mercury, messenger of the gods; Venus, the goddes of love and beauty, and Saturn, father of Jupiter and god of agriculture. The stargazers also observed comets with sparkling tails, and meteors or shooting stars apparently falling from the sky.

Tsunamis - Geography For Kids - By Tsunamis Written for the KidsKnowIt Network by: Meredith Tennant The name ‘tsunami’ is Japanese. It means harbor wave. Tsunamis used to be called tidal waves, but they actually have nothing to do with the tides. Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms Glossary Home | Text Version Designed to help learners at any level better understand genetic terms Guided by national science standards Explained by scientists at the NIH The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) created the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms to help everyone understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. In addition to definitions, specialists in the field of genetics share their descriptions of terms, and many terms include images, animation and links to related terms.

MAKE A BALLOON ROCKET - You will need 1 balloon (round ones will work, but the longer “airship” balloons work best)1 long piece of kite string (about 10-15 feet long)1 plastic strawtape What to do Tie one end of the string to a chair, door knob, or other support.Put the other end of the string through the straw.Pull the string tight and tie it to another support in the room.Blow up the balloon (but don’t tie it.) Pinch the end of the balloon and tape the balloon to the straw as shown above. You’re ready for launch.Let go and watch the rocket fly! World Sunlight Map Watch the sun rise and set all over the world on this real-time, computer-generated illustration of the earth's patterns of sunlight and darkness. The clouds are updated daily with current weather satellite imagery. The Mercator projection used here is one way of looking at the spherical earth as a flat map.

Bird Identification What Makes a Bird? Birds are the only animals that have feathers, which are made of keratin, just like your hair and fingernails. A bird’s wings have the same bones as a human arm, but they are arranged differently. Some of the bones in a bird’s skeleton are hollow. This makes the bird light enough to fly. Exhibits Collection New Englanders have a saying: "If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute." Weather forecasts may be more stable in other parts of the world, but the basic idea stands. Weather is dynamic, the product of interacting forces we are only beginning to understand.

Propulsion Activity From the American Heritage Dictionary: propulsion: is defined as the process of driving or propelling. propel: is defined as to cause to move or sustain in motion. Propulsion systems are governed by Newton's Third Law: "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." Recapitulation The embryonic development of all vertebrates shows remarkable similarities as you can see from these drawings (supplied by Open Court Publishing Company). The drawings in the top row are of the embryonic stage called the pharyngula. At this stage ("I") they all contain a: notochorddorsal hollow nerve cord a tail extending behind the anus a series of paired branchial grooves. The branchial grooves are matched on the inside by a series of paired gill pouches. In fishes, the pouches and grooves eventually meet and form the gill slits, which allow water to pass from the pharynx over the gills and out the body.

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