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Exploring Our Solar System

Have you thought about being an astronaut? Imagine exploring the planets. You will have to learn a lot to be a real astronaut - but for now you can learn about these planets using the Internet.

Enjoy your Sci-ber text solar system exploration! If you find a word that you do not understand, please visit the "Science Language Students Should Know And Use" Web page.

Have fun!


The Planets of the Solar System

Instruments for Exploration

The Trip of a Lifetime!

Keep on Movin'

Are You Really Going to Measure With That?

Am I Gaining Weight?

What More Can There Be?

Keeping In Shape

What is a Satellite?



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Get the plug-ins: Get Adobe Acrobat Reader , and Get Quicktime Player. (The QuickTime plug-in is needed to play sounds and movies correctly.)

Want to share photos of you or your friends doing this activity? Send it in an e-mail with the following information:

  1. The title of the activity
  2. The URL (Internet address)
  3. Your name.

Remember that no pictures can be used that show student faces or student names on it. 

Teachers should view the Teacher Site Map to relate Sci-ber text and the USOE 6th grade science core.

Updated October 24, 2008 by: Glen Westbroek

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