A Tour of the Solar System
Information designer Philipp Dettmer created this seven-minute tour of the solar system, rendered as an animated infographic. It's a simple way to understand our neighborhood in space, and includes interesting size comparisons -- for instance, a visual overlay of Olympus Mons on Mars towering above Mount Everest on Earth.
If you have seven minutes to enjoy a trip around the solar system, you won't regret it. Gather the kids 'round and enjoy some science!
Spoiler alert: if you're a Pluto supporter, this video might tick you off. Pluto is mentioned...barely.
(Via The Kid Should See This.)