The type of information about space that is interesting to children includes the number and nature of the planets, the different objects in the universe and the size and nature of the sun. Children find it fascinating to learn that the sun is actually a star that sits at the centre of the solar system. The sun's diameter is 110 times bigger than the earth's and that the sun alone makes up over 99 percent of the solar system's mass.
More interesting solar system information for kids includes the number of objects that go around the sun, the reason why these objects orbit around the sun and when the solar system was formed. Objects that orbit the sun are the eight planets, asteroids, comets, meteoroids and moons. These objects orbit the sun because of the sun's gravity. Scientists believe that the solar system was formed over 4.6 billion years ago.
There are many moons in the solar system. Planet earth has one moon, Venus and Mars have no moons while the rest of the other planets combined have more than 160 moons. The first person to set foot on the earth's moon was Neil Armstrong. The moon orbits the earth every 28 days. Saturn is the planet with three rings around it. Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune also have rings around them.