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Education Activities

Activities in this section focus on solar science, the rocky worlds of the inner solar system and the gas giants and icy moons of the outer solar system. Note: Many of these activities are old favorites and have not been updated to reflect recent discoveries and developments in our solar system.

Diagram showing the orbits of the gas planets.
These activities help put our solar system in perspective.

Scale, Organization and Motion in the Solar System

Visit our Solar System Scales and Motion thematic area for teacher-built activity bundles that tell the whole exploration story.

Solar Science-Study of the Sun

Visit our Solar Science thematic area for teacher-built activity bundles that tell the whole exploration story.

A computer generated view of Maat Mons, a volcano on Venus.
A computer generated view of Maat Mons, a volcano on Venus.

Inner Solar System

Outer Solar System

Visit our Mission to Outer Planets thematic area for teacher-built activity bundles that tell the whole exploration story.

Small Bodies
Information and activities about comets, asteroids and meteorites are available in the Early Solar System section of this site.

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Last Updated: 30 May 2010