A comprehensive PowerPoint detailing the main features of the Solar System.
This PowerPoint is an ideal introduction to the Solar System. The presentation begins with a definition and description of the Solar System. It goes on to describe how the sun is a star and not a planet. The PowerPoint describes asteroids and comets.
Throughout the presentation each topic (Planets, the sun, asteroids, comets) are accompanied by outstanding pictures. These are the best sourced pictures that are available on the internet. The detail is stunning and a fantastic stimuli to the lesson. I found that it really captured the imagination of the class. While space and the Solar System can be an abstract topic to some; these pictures help to engage children of all ages.
Finally the PowerPoint ends with a quiz to review the learning that took place during the lesson.
I have found this to be a quite superb lesson with all my classes.