What is a Planet?<br />A body that revolves (moves around) the Sun<br />Comes from the Greek word for “wanderer”<br />http...
How many planets are there?<br />There are eight planets that orbit the Sun.<br />There are four dwarf planets.<br />
Planets have special features:<br />Rings<br />Craters<br />Moons<br />Orbits<br />Size<br />Temperature<br />
Some planets have rings.<br />Saturn has the biggest rings. They are made of ice.<br />http://scienceblogs.com/startswitha...
Some planets have craters.<br />Mercury is covered with craters.<br />Craters are shallow holes made on planets by meteors...
Some planets have moons.<br />Moons are bodies that travel around a planet.<br /><ul><li>Jupiter has 63 moons.
Earth has one moon.</li></li></ul><li>Planets are made of different materials.<br />Some planets are made of rocks. These ...
Planets are made of different materials.<br />Some planets are made of gases. These are the outer planets. They are farthe...
Planets are difference sizes.<br />Jupiter is the largest planet.<br />http://www.racetomars.ca/mars/images/solar01.jpg<br />
Planets have different temperatures.<br /><ul><li>Uranus  -353˚F</li></ul>Venus  484˚F<br />2nd Closest to the Sun<br />ht...
Planets can be different colors.<br />The mineral iron found on Mars makesthe surfacelook red.<br />http://www.nasa.gov<br...
Planets can move differently.<br />An orbit is the path a planet takes around the Sun.<br />The planet earth takes 365 day...
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  • About 1,300 Earth’s can fit inside Jupiter.
  • Some orbits are fast. Some are slow.
  • Solar System Introduction

    1. 1. What is a Planet?<br />A body that revolves (moves around) the Sun<br />Comes from the Greek word for “wanderer”<br />http://www.rain.org/campinternet/astronomy/img/solar_system.jpg<br />
    2. 2. How many planets are there?<br />There are eight planets that orbit the Sun.<br />There are four dwarf planets.<br />
    3. 3. Planets have special features:<br />Rings<br />Craters<br />Moons<br />Orbits<br />Size<br />Temperature<br />
    4. 4. Some planets have rings.<br />Saturn has the biggest rings. They are made of ice.<br />http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/upload/2009/10/saturn_when_one_ring_doesnt_ru/saturnPic1.jpg<br />
    5. 5. Some planets have craters.<br />Mercury is covered with craters.<br />Craters are shallow holes made on planets by meteors that crash (rocks).<br />
    6. 6. Some planets have moons.<br />Moons are bodies that travel around a planet.<br /><ul><li>Jupiter has 63 moons.
    7. 7. Earth has one moon.</li></li></ul><li>Planets are made of different materials.<br />Some planets are made of rocks. These are the inner planets. They are closer to the Sun.<br />Mercury Venus Earth Mars<br />http://theamateurastronomer.com/Inner-planets.jpg<br />
    8. 8. Planets are made of different materials.<br />Some planets are made of gases. These are the outer planets. They are farther from the Sun.<br />http://motivate.maths.org/conferences/conf42/Talk_images/outer_planets_small_2.jpg<br />
    9. 9. Planets are difference sizes.<br />Jupiter is the largest planet.<br />http://www.racetomars.ca/mars/images/solar01.jpg<br />
    10. 10. Planets have different temperatures.<br /><ul><li>Uranus -353˚F</li></ul>Venus 484˚F<br />2nd Closest to the Sun<br />http://www.solarspace.co.uk/Venus/venus.php<br />2nd Farthest from the Sun<br />http://astroyogisays.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/uranus.jpg<br />
    11. 11. Planets can be different colors.<br />The mineral iron found on Mars makesthe surfacelook red.<br />http://www.nasa.gov<br /><ul><li>Water on Earth makesthe surfacelook blue.</li></ul>http://www.nasa.gov<br />
    12. 12. Planets can move differently.<br />An orbit is the path a planet takes around the Sun.<br />The planet earth takes 365 days or one year to orbit the Sun.<br />http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/images/planets_orbits.jpg<br />

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