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Birth of the Solar System

Produced by Twig, this animated video is a clear and accessible explanation of how the Solar System fromed. The video describes how:

* the solar system grew from a ball of gas which formed the Sun

* gravity caused heavy material to cluster together and eventually form planets

* the inner planets, including the Earth, formed with a rocky surface and molten metal core

* the formation of the gas giants, including Jupiter and Saturn.

The narration is easy to understand and the video could be used with students of upper primary school age and above.

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