Westwood's Elementary Curriculum Connections

Grade 4

Solar System
Student/Teacher/Parent Resources


Star Child Project- A learning center for young astronomers includes information about the planets, solar system and universe. Includes sound wave files that speak portions of the text.

Virtual REality Moon Phase- Type in the date and time and see what phase the moon is in.

Moon Phase Visualization- an animated visualization that examines the moon's phases from Earth and space

The Nine Planets- The grown up version of Nine Planets is a multi-media tour of the solar system.

Welcome to the Planets- At this site you will find great images of each of the planets.

Amazing Space- Online Explorations

Your Sky- Your Sky is an interactive planetarium on the Web. You can produce maps in the forms described below for any time and date, viewpoint, and observing location. If you enter the orbital elements of an asteroid or comet, Your Sky will compute its current position and plot it on the map.

Interactive Activities

Lunar Cycle Challenge- An interactive game where players drag moons to their correct places in the lunar cycle

Earth, Sun and Moon - Physical Processes- An interactive BBC activity and quiz that explores the relationships between the Earth, moon, and sun


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