SUBJECT:  Science


TOPIC:  Planets


OBJECTIVES:   1.  To familiarize students with the world wide web.

2.      To learn more about the nine planets.


PROCEDURES:  Press on the name of a planet below to visit the web page about that planet.







This website was designed for kids to understand the planet Mercury.  It gives fun facts about the planet such as what is on the surface, how Mercury got its name.  This site also tells about the space probes that visited the planet.



This is an interesting website all about the planet Venus.  It gives information such as how big it is, how Venus got its name, and what it is made up of.  



This website was produced by NASA.  It was specially designed for kids to help them better   understand the planet which we live on.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


This website gives information about the planet Mars.  It explains what is on the surface of the planet, and how Mars got its name.                                                                          



This website has a lot of fun facts about Jupiter.  It explains such things as the Great Red Spot on the    planet, and the many rings of the planet.  It also explains how Jupiter got its name.



This website gives many facts about Saturn.  It tells about the rings around the planet, how fast the  planet rotates, and how Saturn got its name.



This website was designed for kids to explain basic facts about the planet Neptune.  It gives information about how big it is, and how far the planet is from the sun.  At the end, there is a quiz which will help test your knowledge of the planet.




This website was designed to help kids better understand the planet Uranus.  It gives basic facts about the planet such as how big it is, how far it is from the sun, and how Uranus got its name. 



This website has fun facts about the planet Pluto.  It explains how Pluto may not be a planet at all.  It also gives facts about the moon, and how Pluto got its name.


                                                                                    THE SUN

This website gives facts about the sun.  It explains how the sun used to be thought of as a god.  It also explains how the spots on the sun are really storms. 



            While viewing these websites, answer these questions:


1.      Which planet is closest to the sun?

2.      Which planet is farthest from the sun?

3.      Which planets have rings around them?

4.      Which planet contains liquid water?

5.      How is Mars similar to Earth?

6.      What are the storms on the sun called?

7.      Which planet was named after the goddess of love and beauty?


EVALUATION:  After viewing these websites, students should have a better understanding of the planets and the features of them.