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The Planets of Our Solar System


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Imagine boarding a spaceship and setting off on a grand tour of our solar system. Each planet we visit has its own wonders waiting to be discovered.


Meet the Planets


From the sun-scorched surface of Mercury to the icy rings of Saturn, each planet is unique. Mars boasts the tallest volcano while Jupiter reigns as the giant with its Great Red Spot.


Fun Facts


Did you know Venus spins backwards, or that Uranus rolls on its side? Each planet has its quirks that make our solar system a place of endless fascination.


Activities and Games


Craft a scale model of the solar system with balls of different sizes. Play "planet tag" where each child represents a planet with special 'powers' based on its features.


Why It Matters


Understanding our planetary neighbors puts our own Earth in perspective. Perhaps one of you will be the next to leave footprints on another world!



There's so much more to explore. Keep looking up and wondering about our place among the planets. 


Check out our Skillmatics Space Explorers for more space fun!



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