Solar System

Real World Connections

Discovery of a new solar system 

20 mysterious radio bursts

Scientists have landed a new spacecraft on Mars

Dr Katie Bouman: computer scientist whose algorithm made the historic image of a black hole possible. She was among a team of 200 researchers who contributed to the breakthrough. Credit and full articles:


Introduction to the solar system

How the solar system began…

NASA pdf poster for how the solar system began

Video and NASA poster reference:


Technology in Space

Interactive website where students can explore technologies invented for space that we use in our everyday lives.


Primary Connections- Earth and Space Science Units

These resources are available for free, for teachers in Australian schools via the Scootle website. Click the links below, to be directed to the resource on the Scootle website. Login via your education network, eg. South Australian Department for Education and Child Development.

If you are not a teacher in an Australian school, the resources can be purchased from this website: .

Earth and Space: Yr 3 night_and_day

Earth and Space Science: Yr 4 Beneath_our_feet_

Earth and Space Science: Yr 5 Earths_place_in_space

Earth and Space Science: Yr 6 Earthquake_explorers 


More resources

Working scientifically resources 

How to get started with STEM 

Unit ideas to link Computer Coding and learning about the Solar System 

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