A Journey Through the Solar System

The solar system is vast. There are new planets, stars and galaxies being discovery so often it's almost hard to keep up. This course will help you understand the basics of the galaxy beginning with the planets of our solar system.

Planets of the Solar System

The Eight Planets Tour

In this video Paxi takes you on a tour of our Solar System, visiting all eight planets and other minor bodies such as asteroids, comets and the dwarf planet Pluto.

​Join Paxi on a journey through our Solar System, from the rocky inner planets close to the Sun, past the giant planets to the freezing edge, the home of comets.

 

Can you name the planets?

  • Mercury
  • Venus
  • Earth
  • Mars
  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Uranus
  • Neptune

Find the "Gas Giants"

Order the planets according to their distance from the Sun

  • Mercury
  • Venus
  • Earth
  • Mars
  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Uranus
  • Neptun

Thanks and see you at the next astronomy lesson!

Your homework is to select a planet you like most, find some interesting facts about it and be ready to present these facts in class.