This resource, from the Association for Science Education (ASE), is a virtual model of our solar system. There are two main activities in this resource.
1. Solar System:
Explore the planets, comets and asteroids on an interactive virtual fly-through. Zoom in close on a particular planet or choose a different orbit view to see the whole system from afar. The data sheets let you discover more about some of the elements that make up our Solar System.
2. World Builder:
Think you could create the perfect World? Here's your chance to try. With World Builder, you call the shots. Work your way through each of the creation screens, but make your choices wisely. Only certain conditions will ensure your planet is a successful place to grow and evolve.
Planet 10 is a versatile application which will appeal to students young and old. Teachers may wish to use Planet 10:
*As an introduction to the Solar System.
*To develop students' understanding of concepts such as orbit, seasons, length of day and year.
*To illustrate ecological inter-relationships and their importance in creating a sustainable environment.