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Year 5 - Space: The Solar System

A topic guide for Space (Year 5) This guide focuses on on resources on The Solar System, Mars, The Space Race, The Moon, The Moon Landing and Gravity




Space Books: Junior Library

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Solar System (Glossary)


Any of the eight celestial bodies, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, that revolve around the sun in elliptical orbits and are lit by light from the sun.


Solar System

The system containing the sun and the bodies held in its gravity field, including the planets, the dwarf planets, the asteroids, and comet.



The star at the centre of our solar system. It is a body made of gas (gaseous), in which energy is generated by thermonuclear reactions. Distance from earth: 149.6 million km.



The curved path, usually elliptical, followed by a planet, satellite, comet, etc, in its movement around another celestial body under the influence of gravity.


Dwarf Planet

Any celestial body within the solar system that is larger than a satellite but smaller than a planet, and that orbits the sun.



The natural satellite of the earth. Distance from earth: 384, 400 km.


The Sun

How the Universe is Way Bigger Than We Think?

Day and Night

The Solar System

How Did Our Solar System Form?

The Solar System 101

How Long Would It Take To Travel the Solar System?

The Sun: Crash Course

Earth's Rotation and Revolution

The Story of Earth and Life