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Planet Art
07.08.04
 
Our solar system is a wild and weird place. Some of the planets are super hot. Others are super cold. Some planets and moons have giant mountains and cliffs that make Earth's mighty Mount Everest seem small. Neptune has winds that blow as fast as a jet fighter.

Kids like you have imagined what it would be like to explore these extreme places. These drawings show how they imagine the planets in our Solar System. What do you think it's like out there?

Drawing of the solar system by Katie Drawing of the Sun and Earth by James
Image above: Katie drew the "Solar System" while in the 5th grade. Credit: Katie T., age 11, Palm Crest Elementary, La Canada, CA  Image above: James drew "The Sun and Earth" while in the 1st grade. Credit: James S., age 7, Longfellow Elementary School, Long Beach, CA 

 
Drawing of the planet Mercury by Maddy Drawing of a spacecraft liftoff from the planet Venus by Katherine
Image above: Maddy drew "Mercury" while in the 5th grade. Credit: Maddy P., age 10, Palm Crest Elementary, La Canada, CA  Image above: Katherine drew "Venus Liftoff" while in the 2nd grade. Credit: Our Lady of Grace, Encino, CA 

 
Drawing of an adult and child walking on the moon at sunset by Nicole Drawing of a spacecraft (Blitz) landing on a strange planet
Image above: Nicole drew "Sunset 3000" while in the 2nd grade. Credit: Nicole B., Our Lady of Grace, Encino, CA  Image above: Sean drew "Blitz Banger" while in the 4th grade. Credit: Sean H., age 10, Carver Elementary School, Richmond Hill, GA 

 
Drawing of the planet Jupiter by Kevin Drawing of a comet and the planet Saturn by Savannah
Image above: Kevin drew "Jupiter" while in the 5th grade. Credit: Kevin K., age 11, Palm Crest Elementary, La Canada, CA  Image above: Savannah drew "Saturn and Comets" while in the 1st grade. Credit: Savannah D., age 7, Longfellow Elementary School, Long Beach, CA 

 
Drawing of the planet Uranus by Misty Drawing of a group of people near a door with a warning siren going off behind them
Image above: Misty drew "Uranus" when she was 10 years old. Credit: Misty W., Palm Crest Elementary  Image above: Camellia drew "Neptune Vacation" while in the 2nd grade. Credit: Camellia M., Our Lady of Grace, Encino, CA 

 
While you are creating your art, you might want to think about...

How do we travel to the planets? How long does it take? Would you like to take such a journey? What would you bring?

What sort of things would you see as you travel through the solar system? Would you find the solar system beautiful, or scary, or both?

Do you think there is life beyond Earth? Where do you think we could find it? What do you think it would look like?

Related Links:

NASA Solar System Exploration Kids' Art Gallery
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