Solar System

Our Solar System is the group of planets, moons, and other bodies (such as asteroids and comets) that orbit, or go around, the Sun. In this movie, you’ll learn about the planets in the inner Solar System: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. You'll find out which planet is known as the red planet and which is known as the blue planet. You'll also learn about the planets in the outer Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Find out which planets are the gas giants and which planets are the ice giants. But, is Pluto a planet? Watch the movie to find out!

Solar System Lesson Plan: Making Mobiles

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-5, students use BrainPOP Jr. and/or BrainPOP resources to learn which planets are part of the inner solar system and which are part of the outer solar system. Students also explore the definition of a planet and the role of the Sun in our solar system. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Solar System Movie Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about the solar system and space. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Solar System. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning.  See more »

Solar System Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about solar system and space. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Solar System topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »