Exploring the mysteries of the cosmos with your child
The cosmos has always fascinated both adults and children. Even several-year-olds look up at the sky with great interest. They notice on it not only flying planes, but also clouds, the Moon, the Sun, and when the sky is clear, also other stars. The first questions appear, the easy ones and the more difficult ones “Dad, and how many stars are there”, “Mom, why can you see only half of the Moon?”.
We don’t always find the time and don’t always have the knowledge to explain to the little curious ones what phenomena occur in space. In search of answers to these questions, we can resort to books, movies or the Internet. We can also encourage the child to discover the mysteries of space on his own, giving him a good excuse to do so.
We write about effective ways to get children interested in the cosmos, as well as some space facts that you may not know, in the rest of the article.
Interesting facts about planets and space for children
There are many ways to fascinate children with the cosmos. The simplest, yet effective way, is to tell them a few selected trivia about the Solar System, for example. So as to arouse their curiosity and warm up their imagination.
As is widely known, our solar system consists of 8 planets, and each of them has its own ultra-interesting mystery that delights or frightens. Learning about some of them is the perfect way to spark children’s (but not only children’s) imagination. Anyway, see for yourself:
Mars is called the “Red Planet” because of its reddish-brown surface. It is home to Olympus Mons, the highest mountain in the Solar System, which is more than 21 kilometers high.
Mars is a planet that people would like to visit. Several robots, which have been sent from Earth by spacecraft, are already moving on its surface.Mars is also a place to search for life: Studies suggest that there may have been life on Mars in the past, or that it may still harbor underground bacteria.
Saturn is one of the planets in the solar system that has beautiful rings that are visible from Earth (you need a telescope to see them). This makes it one of the most recognizable objects in the sky. It’s impossible to land on Saturn, as it is on Earth, for example. Saturn is a planet composed of gases, including helium – the same one used to fill balloons.
Mercury is the planet that has the greatest temperature differences between day and night. It can be very hot during the day and very cold at night. A bit like the Sahara desert on Earth.
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It is so large that it could fit all the other planets combined. Its gravity attracts many objects such as comets and asteroids that could threaten Earth. Jupiter is home to a huge and never-ending storm known as the Great Red Spot. This storm is large enough to engulf as many as three Earths!
Uranus is the only planet in the Solar System that rotates sideways. This means that its axes of rotation are almost parallel to the plane of orbit.
Venus has the hottest surface: Even hotter than Mercury, despite being farther from the Sun. This is because it has a very dense atmosphere that traps heat.Venus is sometimes called Earth’s sister, because it is similar to it in size and mass.
70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. Scientists say that also in the interior of the Earth may hide huge underground oceans.
But KOSMOS is much more than the planets of the solar system. It contains an infinite number of stars, planets and galaxies. No one has managed to count them so far. What’s more, it has been proven that the Universe is constantly expanding! This means that stars and galaxies are moving away from each other. Isn’t this fascinating!
Tubi Jelly Planets – the perfect toy for those interested in exploring the cosmos.
If the above facts fascinate you as much as they fascinate us, use them for fun! You can draw a storm on Jupiter or the rings of Saturn together. You can speculate what the planets still unknown to us look like. You can also use various thematically related toys, such as the TUBI JELLY PLANETS set, to discover the secrets of the cosmos.
The Tubi Jelly Planets 3D set will allow your child to create gel planets on their own. The set includes five gel liquids, accessories and a special aquarium with water crystals, in which you can place the gel planets and create a whole galaxy out of them. .
Let it also serve as a recommendation of this toy that the Set was recognized by children, who awarded it the Toy of the Year 2023 award! The innovation of the toy was also recognized abroad, where it was nominated for a prestigious award at the Kind + Jugend 2023 international fair in Cologne.
Play and explore with us!