Our Solar System     A Write On Activity
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCETennessee Standard:  Content Standard: 7.0 Earth and Its    Place in the Universe   The student wi...
Our Solar SystemOur solar system is made  up of: Sun Nine planets Their moons Asteroids Comets
Inner PlanetsThe inner four rocky  planets at the center  of the solar system  are: Mercury Venus Earth Mars
Mercury   Planet nearest the sun   Second smallest planet   Covered with craters   Has no moons or rings   About size...
Venus   Sister planet to Earth   Has no moons or rings   Hot, thick atmosphere   Brightest object in sky besides sun  ...
Earth   Third planet from sun   Only planet known to have life and    liquid water   Atmosphere composed of    composed...
Mars   Fourth planet from sun   Appears as bright reddish color in    the night sky   Surface features volcanoes and   ...
Outer PlanetsThe outer planets  composed of gas are : Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune
Jupiter   Largest planet in solar    system   Brightest planet in sky   60+ moons, 5 visible from    Earth   Strong ma...
Saturn   6th planet from sun   Beautiful set of rings   31 moons   Largest moon, Titan,   Easily visible in the night...
Uranus   7th planet from sun   Has a faint ring system   27 known moons   Covered with clouds   Uranus sits on its si...
Neptune   8th planet from sun   Discovered through math   7 known moons   Triton largest moon   Great Dark Spot thoug...
Outermost Planet   Pluto, the outermost    planet, is a small solid    icy planet is smaller    than the Earths    Moon.
Pluto   9th planet from sun    (usually)   Never visited by    spacecraft   Orbits very slowly   Moon, Charon, is very...
Asteroids   Small bodies   Believed to be left    over from the    beginning of the solar    system billions of    years...
Comets   Small icy bodies   Travel past the Sun   Give off gas and dust    as they pass by
Writing Activity   Write a paragraph about the    solar system. Include 5 facts    covered in this presentation.       So...
Solar SystemActivities   Order the Planets   Fun with Planets   Constellations of the Northern Sky   Planets   Solar ...
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  1. 1. Our Solar System A Write On Activity
  2. 2. EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCETennessee Standard: Content Standard: 7.0 Earth and Its Place in the Universe  The student will investigate the structure of the universe. Learning Expectations:  7.1 Recognize the basic components of the universe.
  3. 3. Our Solar SystemOur solar system is made up of: Sun Nine planets Their moons Asteroids Comets
  4. 4. Inner PlanetsThe inner four rocky planets at the center of the solar system are: Mercury Venus Earth Mars
  5. 5. Mercury Planet nearest the sun Second smallest planet Covered with craters Has no moons or rings About size of Earth’s moon
  6. 6. Venus Sister planet to Earth Has no moons or rings Hot, thick atmosphere Brightest object in sky besides sun and moon (looks like bright star) Covered with craters, volcanoes, and mountains
  7. 7. Earth Third planet from sun Only planet known to have life and liquid water Atmosphere composed of composed of Nitrogen (78%), Oxygen (21%), and other gases (1%).
  8. 8. Mars Fourth planet from sun Appears as bright reddish color in the night sky Surface features volcanoes and huge dust storms Has 2 moons: Phobos and Deimos
  9. 9. Outer PlanetsThe outer planets composed of gas are : Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune
  10. 10. Jupiter Largest planet in solar system Brightest planet in sky 60+ moons, 5 visible from Earth Strong magnetic field Giant red spot Rings have 3 parts: Halo Ring, Main Ring, Gossamer Ring
  11. 11. Saturn 6th planet from sun Beautiful set of rings 31 moons Largest moon, Titan, Easily visible in the night sky Voyager explored Saturn and its rings.
  12. 12. Uranus 7th planet from sun Has a faint ring system 27 known moons Covered with clouds Uranus sits on its side with the north and south poles sticking out the sides.
  13. 13. Neptune 8th planet from sun Discovered through math 7 known moons Triton largest moon Great Dark Spot thought to be a hole, similar to the hole in the ozone layer on Earth
  14. 14. Outermost Planet Pluto, the outermost planet, is a small solid icy planet is smaller than the Earths Moon.
  15. 15. Pluto 9th planet from sun (usually) Never visited by spacecraft Orbits very slowly Moon, Charon, is very close to Pluto and about the same size
  16. 16. Asteroids Small bodies Believed to be left over from the beginning of the solar system billions of years ago 100,000 asteroids lie in belt between Mars and Jupiter Largest asteroids have been given names
  17. 17. Comets Small icy bodies Travel past the Sun Give off gas and dust as they pass by
  18. 18. Writing Activity Write a paragraph about the solar system. Include 5 facts covered in this presentation. Solar System Activities
  19. 19. Solar SystemActivities Order the Planets Fun with Planets Constellations of the Northern Sky Planets Solar System
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