Solar System Odyssey

Solar System Odyssey

Ages:4th - 8th Grade

Seasoned hero Jack Larson embarks on a quest to discover a new home for humans to colonize, piloting his spacecraft on a wild ride through our Solar System. Along his journey, Jack encounters a traveling companion who helps him search for answers to these questions:

  • How are the worlds of our Solar System alike?
  • How are they different?
  • What must those worlds have in order for humans to live there?

Together, they speed through an exciting exploration of our cosmic neighborhood, including the icy rings of Saturn, Jupiter’s volcano-ridden moon Io and the sub-zero methane lakes of Saturn’s moon Titan.

Produced by Morehead Planetarium (University of North Carolina) with funding from NASA.

Teacher Resources

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Learning activities for middle school students.

Printable worksheet with a short reading and activities about each planet in our Solar System.

Printable worksheet with a short reading and activities about Mae Jemison.

Printable worksheet with a short reading and activities about the Curiosity rover.

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