Ch. 3 Sec. 4 Outer Planets
Gas Giants   <ul><li>made up almost entirely of gases </li></ul><ul><li>Jupiter </li></ul><ul><li>Saturn </li></ul><ul><li...
outer  planets Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto gas giants <ul><li>larger </li></ul><ul><li>many moons </li></ul><ul><l...
Jupiter is more than 300 times as massive as Earth. Jupiter, King of the Roman gods <ul><li>4 largest moons- </li></ul><ul...
Jupiter  is really  big !
 
<ul><li>Jupiter with  one of its many moons. </li></ul>
Europa There are currently  63  known moons orbiting Jupiter. These are the largest four. Callisto Io Ganymede
View of Jupiter from Voyager 1   Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
 
Saturn Family Tour video   31 known moons- largest = Titan hundreds of rings- made of chunks of ice & rock 2 nd  largest p...
Titan, the Largest Moon of Saturn <ul><li>very thick atmosphere which is mostly nitrogen  </li></ul><ul><li>bigger than bo...
<ul><li>For all their solid appearance, in truth, Saturn's splendid  rings are composed of  trillions  of separate objects...
interactive puzzle about Saturn   <ul><li>Saturn, god of harvest or time of reaping (sixth planet from the sun).  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Uranus, father of Saturn and grandfather of Jupiter </li></ul>rotates on its side from top to bottom <ul><li>axis ...
The Great Dark Spot Neptune, Roman god of the sea at least 13 moons    largest = Triton Great Dark Spot- similar to Jupit...
Pluto, Greek god of wealth, ruled the dark underworld <ul><li>Not a planet anymore-minor planet </li></ul>discovered by Cl...
Two small  moons  have been discovered orbiting  Pluto ,  bringing the planet's known satellites to three.
 
Mercury Venus Earth Mars Saturn Jupiter Uranus Neptune Pluto Sun The Solar System
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8th Grade-Ch. 3 sec. 4 outer planets

  1. 1. Ch. 3 Sec. 4 Outer Planets
  2. 2. Gas Giants <ul><li>made up almost entirely of gases </li></ul><ul><li>Jupiter </li></ul><ul><li>Saturn </li></ul><ul><li>Uranus </li></ul><ul><li>Neptune </li></ul><ul><li>not Pluto </li></ul>
  3. 3. outer planets Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto gas giants <ul><li>larger </li></ul><ul><li>many moons </li></ul><ul><li>far apart </li></ul><ul><li>rings </li></ul>except Pluto
  4. 4. Jupiter is more than 300 times as massive as Earth. Jupiter, King of the Roman gods <ul><li>4 largest moons- </li></ul><ul><li>Ganymede- largest </li></ul><ul><li>Io- active volcanoes </li></ul><ul><li>Europa- icy crust - liquid H 2 0 under </li></ul><ul><li>Callisto- icy surface with craters </li></ul>Great Red Spot = ongoing hurricane most massive planet
  5. 5. Jupiter is really big !
  6. 7. <ul><li>Jupiter with one of its many moons. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Europa There are currently 63 known moons orbiting Jupiter. These are the largest four. Callisto Io Ganymede
  8. 9. View of Jupiter from Voyager 1 Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
  9. 11. Saturn Family Tour video 31 known moons- largest = Titan hundreds of rings- made of chunks of ice & rock 2 nd largest planet
  10. 12. Titan, the Largest Moon of Saturn <ul><li>very thick atmosphere which is mostly nitrogen </li></ul><ul><li>bigger than both Mercury and Pluto </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>For all their solid appearance, in truth, Saturn's splendid rings are composed of trillions of separate objects – ranging from house-sized “boulders” all the way down to tiny specks of dust measuring just millionths of an inch across. </li></ul>
  12. 14. interactive puzzle about Saturn <ul><li>Saturn, god of harvest or time of reaping (sixth planet from the sun). </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>Uranus, father of Saturn and grandfather of Jupiter </li></ul>rotates on its side from top to bottom <ul><li>axis tilted at 90 o angle </li></ul><ul><li>possibly caused by collision w/ another object </li></ul>at least 22 moons discovered by William Herschel in 1781 looks bluish  methane gas in atmosphere
  14. 16. The Great Dark Spot Neptune, Roman god of the sea at least 13 moons  largest = Triton Great Dark Spot- similar to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
  15. 17. Pluto, Greek god of wealth, ruled the dark underworld <ul><li>Not a planet anymore-minor planet </li></ul>discovered by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930 <ul><li>3 moons- largest= Charon </li></ul><ul><li>close in size & close together </li></ul><ul><li>smaller & denser than gas giants- </li></ul><ul><li>smaller than Earth’s moon </li></ul>
  16. 18. Two small moons have been discovered orbiting Pluto , bringing the planet's known satellites to three.
  17. 20. Mercury Venus Earth Mars Saturn Jupiter Uranus Neptune Pluto Sun The Solar System

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