Here is a list of 5 free Solar System for kids websites. Kids can get hold of these websites for free and get to know everything there is to know about our solar system.
Science is one subject that has a blood relationship with technology. Thus, it is only fair that science education around the world shifted from just books to books & online. Studying online not only add the element of fun to learning, but also makes sure that kids participate more in the process of learning. And when it comes to science lessons, one of the first lessons kids get in this field is about our solar system. So, we need to look up for online platforms that can be used to help these children learn about the solar system, for free. The fact that these websites are free make them more popular, and acceptable. This article lists 5 such platforms that can be used for the children, and by the children.
The 5 websites reviewed in this article are: NASA, KidsAstronomy, Planets For Kids, Science Kids, and The Nine Planets.
The first website reviewed in this article is NASA. Well, what better platform can there be than NASA’s official website to learn about solar system for kids. This is a tailor-made platform for kids to know everything about our solar system, with some amazing features & graphics. The solar system page of the website requires you to navigate through nicely designed 3D images, and click on anything you want to know about. It also divides the solar system into two parts: Inner and Outer.
When you do click on a particular planet in the solar system, you get plenty of options to choose from. You can choose to watch different images taken of the planet, choose to read 10 need to know things, choose to read about latest news related to that planet, and much more. These are just some of the many things that you can do on this platform, for free. Check out the link above.
The second solar system for kids website reviewed in this article KidsAstronomy. Although, the interface & graphics of the website are not half as good as you will find on NASA’s platform, the website is still good enough to be taken seriously. In fact, comparing the website with NASA’s website is proof enough of its usefulness. All you have to do is, click on a particular planet and learn about it. Once you click, all the related information will be shown to you on the page below, and you can go through it on your own. There are also certain videos attached to the lessons, depending on what you are reading at that time. The content available is good & deep enough to have a thorough understanding on the solar system. Check out the link above.
Planets For Kids is the next free website to get lessons on solar system for kids. It begins with a brief introduction to the website, after which you can go and read the basics of solar system on the home page. The page includes basic information on our solar system, answering questions like what is a solar system?, what does it consist of?, and more. There is also a solar system song video attached to the home page of the website.
Once you are done reading the introduction & watching the video, you can move ahead and read more about the solar system. You can pick up a particular planet & get into the details of it. Not just planets, you can also read about stars, moons, and asteroids that form a part of our solar system. This website is a good platform to begin with the entire process. Check out the link above.
Science Kids is the next cool website that deals with our solar system. The website is different from other platforms in the sense it is not about long paragraphs of knowledge on solar system for kids. Instead, the website deals with solar system facts. It begins with general solar system facts, and you can move on to reading facts about a specific planet, or moon, or anything else. These facts are fun, brief, and informative at the same time. Other than that, it has also got lots of quizzes & games that you can check out to test your skills. Go ahead and hit the link above to get started.
The final website reviewed here is The Nine Planets. As the name & the interface of the website suggest, this platform is specifically to learn about solar system for kids. You begin with reading a general introduction about the solar system, wherein the planets are divided into two parts. Then there is a rocket that you have to click on to reveal more information about planets that constitute the solar system. You can also click on the individual planets to know more specifically about them. There are planet notes for every different planet which include basic facts about the planet, planet sign, and more. At the end of it there is a “Try This” exercise that you can try if you want to. Check out the link above.
There are many other websites out there that provide free solar system lessons for kids. However, these 5 website mentioned above in the article not only provide you with lessons, but also with different activities that you can try out with your kids. If you have more such platforms to share with us, do it through comments.
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