Image Our solar system - set of lithographs

TLF ID M012112

This resource is a series of lithographs containing high-quality images and information about the planets of the solar system, moons of various planets, and asteroids, meteors and comets. Each lithograph contains a high-resolution image of the planet or planetary body, as well as several smaller images of particular features or science research techniques used to investigate the planet. Distance from the Sun is represented on a scale measure and the accompanying page contains extensive information about the planet. Significant historical dates relevant to our knowledge of the planet are included.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the content description in year 5 science that refers to the Earth as part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the Sun). This resource has all the relevant information in one place that students would require to complete a study of the planets of the solar system. The high-resolution images, along with excellent written information, support the delivery of learning about the solar system. Distinguishing features of planets and other planetary bodies are very evident in a comparative study of these lithographs.
  • This resource can contribute to students attaining the achievement standard in year 5 science through being able to describe the key features of our solar system. This resource contains thorough visual and text descriptions of the key features of our solar system.
Year level


Learning area
  • Science

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: NASA
  • Organization: NASA
  • Description: Repository
  • Address: UNITED STATES
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Publisher
  • Name: NASA
  • Organization: NASA
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: UNITED STATES
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Learning Resource Type
  • Image
  • Text
  • NASA material is not protected by copyright unless noted. If not copyrighted, NASA material may be reproduced and distributed free of charge for noncommercial educational purposes without further permission from NASA. NASA should be acknowledged as the source of the material. If copyrighted, permission should be obtained from the copyright owner prior to use. Key image by Jesse Allen, NASA’s Earth Observatory using data courtesy of the MODIS Land Group.