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What tools from NASA.gov help teach the solar system to kids?

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NASA.gov has a comprehensive page dedicated to providing information to children about the solar system. It has a wide variety of tools and activities designed to teach children about the planets, the sun, the moon, meteors and other topics.

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NASA's solar system website for children includes a section with news, facts, images and additional data about each part of the solar system. Games, puzzles and coloring books are available to help teach and reinforce the information. Children can even choose to watch "Space School Musical," a video that uses song and dance to guide viewers through the solar system. Parents and educators can download the song lyrics and additional in-depth activities for children to explore.

The website also includes a homework help section. Students can select any part of the solar system to receive links to information, images, Powerpoint templates and writing advice. Instructions for do-it-yourself projects provide another tool for children to learn about the solar system. Students can opt to build their own solar system, space fleet, 3D images or 3D glasses. The website also features a cookbook that supplies recipes for solar system-themed foods.

Finally, children can read information about careers at NASA, as well as find the links to other NASA Web pages for kids.

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