The Planets | Additional Resources
The BBC Bitesize website also features Mars with a film presented by Katie Melua.
Rachel Leach has written detailed lesson plans for work around The Planets and Mars in particular. They are aimed at English Key Stage 2 but may be useful.
There are many performances of The Planets on YouTube and Spotify.
Here are performances by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Hickox.
For variety you might want to sample the rather weird versions created by the Japanese musician Tomita using synthesisers.
You can hear the extra movement that Colin Matthews wrote for Pluto here.
Pluto, the Renewer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T5BM_BE8iQ
The American conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein got the New York Philharmonic Orchestra to make up a movement for Pluto on the spot in 1972.
Pluto the Unpredictable https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7xlK5d7Kig
NASA - the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States - has an abundance of material about the planets on their website, including text, stills and videos.
NASA has created 20” x 30” posters for each of the planets and other ‘tourist attractions’ in space which are free to download and print here.