The Solar System consists of the Sun and the astronomical objects gravitationally bound in orbit around it, all of which formed from the collapse of a giant molecular cloud approximately billion years ago. of the system’s mass is in the Sun.
Mass one-thousandth that of the Sun but is two and a half times the mass of all the other planets in our Solar System combined. Jupiter is classified as a gas giant along with Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
FOR GABBY! :D 18 solar system projects for kids - These are such creative science projects for kids of all ages to explore planets, space, the sun and more!
Printable Space Themed Games ~ Solar System For Preschoolers
Grab this free printable and play two space themed games. This printable solar system game is perfect for preschoolers. Get them interested in outer space by playing a matching game or a fun round of memory.
Jupiter's mysteries: First results from NASA's Juno mission - Jupiter was most likely the first planet to form in the solar system and contains some of the same ingredients of the collapsing nebula that formed the system. Knowing more about Jupiter can provide greater insight about its beginnings
Outer Space Hats - The Stem Laboratory Your children can learn about some about space with these fun solar system hats. Now they can know more about what their favorite characters on 'Elysium' are up to!