Interactive model of the solar system

Might bookmark this for future use... an INTERACTIVE model of the SOLAR SYSTEM. Kids can see, not only the orbits of the planets, but how fast they travel.

You can speed everyone up... and then Mercury looks like it's twirling around so fast it makes you dizzy -- but Pluto is still just crawling along! You can zoom in and out, go backwards or forwards in time, see information about the planets, include comets, moons, etc. It's really neat!

I suggest choosing the "realistic model" instead of "orrery model" and realistic sizes instead of "large" from the settings (icon for settings is on the left hand side). Often, children end up believing that all the planets are fairly close to the sun because most of the illustrations show the planets unrealistically large and the outer planets unrealistically close to the sun.


Popular posts from this blog

Saxon Math is not for everyone