Children's Guide to Our Solar System

The solar system consists of the sun and everything that orbits around the sun. The sun is the central piece of the system, with all of the planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and other space objects orbiting around it. The way the solar system works makes life on Earth possible, as we need gravity to hold us in place. Our proximity to the sun also makes it possible for plants to grow, creating food sources for insects, reptiles, humans, and other animals. Learning about the solar system is one of the most important activities in science.

The Sun