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Come in, Mission Control

During this topic, we will blast off into Space to learn about the Solar System, how planets move in relation to the Sun, what the moon is (hint: not cheese), and why it appears to change shape; and develop big questions about the Universe! 

Solar System Video

Solar System Video showing the 8 planets of the Solar System orbiting the Sun. As we move out from Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars, towards the gas giant planets of the outer Solar System, each of the planets take longer to orbit the sun.

Outer Space: "We are the Planets," The Solar System Song by StoryBots

Let the StoryBots DJ "revolve" it with sweet beats as the rapping sun and planets give you their spin on the whole solar system. → Want to make your child the star of their own StoryBots adventure? Download the StoryBots app or visit our website to unlock a world of learning and fun, with educational books, videos, games and more!


The Earth Moon Sun System. The orbit of the moon around the earth, the orbit of the earth around the sun, and a discussion of the relative sizes and distances. From the Physical Science course by Derek Owens.