Here’s a look at upcoming topics Kid Scoop will feature in the weeks and months ahead.
Week of June 4
A Trip Through Our Solar System
This summer, Kid Scoop launches a trip through our solar system. This week, the first page in the series, introduces the concept of the solar system. Warning! There may be some unexpected encounters!
Week of June 11
Fun with the Sun
What is a sun? How long will it last? How does the sun power the solar system? And we will take a look at storms on the sun.
Week of June 18
Mercury is the planet closest to the Sun. It is not, however, very close, since it is 36 million miles, or 58 million kilometers away from the Sun! This week our Kid Scoop astronaut readers make a virtual visit to Mercury.
Week of June 25
Venus is sometimes called the Morning Star, but it isn’t a star. It is the brightest planet in our Solar System and can be seen even in daylight if you know where to look. This week buckle up for a quick virtual visit to Venus!
Week of July 2
On our trip through the solar system we land on Earth—the third planet from the sun and the only planet (as far as we know) that supports life.
Week of July 9
Named for the god of War and known as the Red Planet, Mars is now considered a destination for space travel. Mars has volcanos, canyons, weather and ice caps, but can it support life? Learn more about Mars on this week’s Kid Scoop page.
Week of July 16
Jupiter is massive—the largest of the gas planets in the Solar System. Four of its over 67 moons are visible from Earth. Take a voyage to Jupiter on this week’s Kid Scoop page.
Week of July 23
It’s seven spectacular rings are made up of ice and rock. This is just one of the facts you will discover on this week’s Kid Scoop page.
Week of July 30
Uranus is an ice planet, cold and windy. It takes 84 Earth years to orbit our sun and is unique because it rotates on its side, spinning horizontally. It was discovered in 1781 by William Herschel.