Brian Dawson
Science Teacher/Emerging Technology Instructor/TV Production Advisor/iPad Tech Coordinator

Solar System - An Introduction (iBook)

Curriculum Published 9/25/13 Last updated on 2/28/20

This intro to our Solar System is leveled for elementary students in grades 3 - 5. The inner planets, outer planets, asteroids, meteoroids and meteors are introduced with multimedia, auto-graded assessments and 3-D objects. Students will get a first look into the way our solar system works with orbitals and relative distances.

Age Levels
1+ Day
Content Standards
ISTE Standards
Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Knowledge Constructor

This content is typically tested on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test given at the end of the school year for students in grade 5.  The Intro to the Solar System gives students one "Giant Step" toward understanding the inner and outer planets as well as getting a perspective on relative distances from the sun of the celestial bodies in our own universe.

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William Cortez

Posted on 6/3/19 3:57:30 PM Permalink

This is interesting. Thank you for sharing.​

Ahmed Belal

Posted on 11/28/18 9:10:54 PM Permalink

​Thanks for sharing

Brian Dawson

Posted on 3/30/14 4:37:37 PM Permalink


I'm glad you are able to use this content iBook with your kids. If you find it useful, feel free to try any of my other iBooks posted on the bookstore. I'd love any input for future content, if you have time. Please let me know if you or your kids have any questions. Thanks. Brian

Karen Henchy

Posted on 3/30/14 4:27:16 PM Permalink

Thanks so much for this ibook. I found this at the perfect time. My students are getting ready for the Solar System unit this fits in so well. It is very well done!

Aaron Roberts

Posted on 9/27/13 12:09:54 AM Permalink

Cool stuff, thanks!

Brian Dawson

Posted on 9/27/13 11:17:24 AM Permalink

Hey Aaron,

Thanks for checking this iBook out. I have 16 iBooks on the iTunes Bookstore-all for free download. I use Adobe Edge Animate to create interactive widgets in most of them. Please feel free to check any of them out, especially my Adobe Edge iBook if interested in making these types of widgets. Here's a link to a list of the books online: Brian Dawson iBooks

Good luck and thanks again for your interest!