"The Solar System Song" by A. J. Jenkins, “The Planet Song”: a funny song by Bryant Oden, and “Family of the Sun” from “Exploring the Planets” exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum until 2006.
This Solar System Scavenger Hunt is a great way for students to learn interesting facts about our Solar System, while getting them up and out of their seats to look for cards throughout the room. Each card contains detailed information and the corresponding questions page allows students to record information found on the scavenger hunt fact cards. There is also a page with the Sun and the eight planets with a word bank for students to name the planets in the correct order.
Overshoot Day: Living too Large on a Finite Planet (Op-Ed)
Overshoot Day: Living too Large on a Finite Planet (Op-Ed) August 20, 2013, marks Earth Overshoot day— the estimated date when the people on Earth have used up the planet's annual supply of renewable natural resources and reached its carbon-absorbing capacity. After that point, people are using more than the planet can sustain. It's a one-day reminder of a year-round problem — humans are living too large on a finite planet.