Planets for Kids
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Many children dream of being astronauts or are simply fascinated by outer space. The planets are not just for scientists and other adults. If you have a little astronaut or are looking for resources, try some of these.
Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and the smallest planet in our Solar System. If you are looking for more information, check out Mercury at Kids Astronomy and facts about Mercury.
Venus is the hottest planet in our Solar System and was named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. Try Venus information for kids and Venus.
Earth is the densest planet in our Solar System. Find more fun facts about Earth at Geo Kids and Solar Views.
Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System and it also has the fastest rotation. If you want to learn more about Jupiter, try Kids Astronomy and the Lunar Outpost.
Saturn is the second largest planet in our Solar System, but it is most well known for its incredible planetary ring system. Check out Saturn and Saturn at Kids Astronomy.
Uranus is the only planet to rotate on its side. You can find more information about Uranus at the World Almanac for kids and Uranus.
Neptune has the fastest winds of any planet in our Solar System. If you want to learn more about this planet, try the Lunar Outpost and the planet Neptune.
Universe Today has articles on the Solar System for kids and the Sun for kids.
If you are looking for more information, try an overview of the planets and NASA for students
Astronomy Cast has episodes on each planet, so check out Jupiter.