By looking at these web-sites, you will learn more about the planets of our solar system, compare them (mathematically), and see if it could be possible to inhabit other planets. You will create a table to compare the planets of our solar sytem, and you will share information about one of the planets with your classmates.
Ask an Astronomer Do you have a question about a topic in astronomy or about an object in space? Check the categories on this page to see if your question has already been answered. If not, ask an Astronomer!
Build a Solar System You can build a physically accurate (but smaller) model of the solar system with this calculator. It will determine the correct size of objects in the solar system based on the size of the sun that you input.
How Much Would You Weigh on the Other Planets? Want to know how much you weigh on other planets in the solar system? Enter your weight here in pounds or kilograms and find out. Basic data about the planets are available here with a link to more information.
Solar System An extensive set of pages about the solar system with information on everything from the fiery furnace of the sun to the frigid depths of the Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud is discussed -- not to mention all nine planets and all their moons, including the recently discovered ones in the past few years.
Space.com's Guide to the Solar System In this website you will find the following information about the nine planets of our solar system: distance from the sun, diameter in miles, rotation in earth time, and orbit in earth time.
StarChild: The Planets The planets of our solar system are all unique. Read a summary about each planet, and view a fact page about each one. Answer questions and view photos from various spacecraft and telescopes.
UCAR--Our Solar System Visit links to the Sun, the planets and other small bodies in the Solar System. Find out about solar system formation, and facts about the bodies in the solar system. See news highlights, and archives of images of the Sun, planets, comets, and asteroids.
Views of the Solar System Views of the Solar System presents a vivid multimedia adventure unfolding the splendor of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more. Views of the Solar System offers enhanced exploration and educational enjoyment of the solar system and beyond.