Melissa & Doug Innovation Academy kid-powered projects encourage open-ended hands-on exploration and experimentation – – its STEM learning thats out of this world! With Planetary Orbiter, kids can build a working light-up model of the sun, earth, and moon to observe their orbits, while exploring natural science principles! Easy-to-follow illustrated instructions help kids eight and older build their project independently. Make discoveries in astronomy, lunar phases, and learn how the tilt of the earth creates seasons! The included Innovation Booklet enhances interactive learning long after the project is assembled. A portion of all sales of Innovation Academy products supports The Whitney Workshop in Hamden, Conn., which designs and teaches projects for kids and adults that blend art, science, and invention.