Exploring the Earth

Earth is the only planet in our solar system known to harbor life. It is the third planet from the Sun and the fifth-largest of the eight planets in the Solar System. Roughly 71 percent of Earth's surface is covered by water, most of it in the oceans. Explore and learn more about our home planet.
Compare diurnal and nocturnal animals and experiment with day and night.
Explore layers of Earth's atmosphere.
Use a globe to describe your position on Earth.
Discover how to read and draw maps by observing.
Explore a tactile version of our home, the Earth, with household materials.
Explore day and night on Earth.