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An introduction to the solar system for Elementary students by Kristin Ballew

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Final Solor system pp

  1. 1. The Solar System<br />The Sun, Planets, And Our Moon<br />
  2. 2. Our Solar System<br />Today we will learn about:<br />The Sun<br />The 8 Planets<br />One Dwarf Planet<br />The Earth’s Moon<br />
  3. 3. Important words<br />Orbit – The time is takes a planet to go around the Sun.<br />Revolution – The time is takes a planet to spin (rotate) around one time.<br />Axis – The imaginary line through the center of a planet, that a planet rotates around.<br />
  4. 4. The Sun<br />
  5. 5. Is a Star in the Milky Way Galaxy<br />The Sun is at the Center of our Solar System<br />All planets, their moons, comets, and Asteroids all orbit the Sun<br />The Sun is 10,000 degrees F<br />109 times the size of the Earth<br />
  6. 6. Mercury<br />
  7. 7. 1st planet and closet to the Sun<br />Orbits the sun every 88 days<br />Makes one Revolution every 59 days<br />Has no moons<br />
  8. 8. Venus<br />
  9. 9. 2nd Planet from the Sun<br />Called Earth’s “twin” because they are so similar in size.<br />Orbits the Sun every 225 days<br />Make one Revolution every 243 days<br />Has no moons<br />The surface is actually impossible to see due to cloud cover.<br /> Special imaging tools have given us a look at what the surface might look like.<br />
  10. 10. Earth<br />
  11. 11. 3rd Planet from the Sun<br />Orbits the Sun every 365 days<br />Makes one Revolution every 24 hours<br />Earth is the only planet in the solar system with life on it<br />Is made of 71% water<br />Has one moon<br />
  12. 12. The Moon<br />
  13. 13. Orbits the Earth every 27 hours<br />Makes one Revolution every 29 days<br />The Dark spots are called Maria<br />The rest of the moon that is light grey is called the highlands<br />
  14. 14. Mars<br />
  15. 15. 4th planet form the Sun<br />Orbits the Sun every 687 days<br />Makes one revolution every 24hrs. 39 min., and 35 sec.<br />Has Two moons<br />Is red due to its Iron rich surface <br />Is the next body in space we hope to land on <br />
  16. 16. Jupiter<br />
  17. 17. 5th Planet from the Sun<br />Orbits the Sun every 12 years<br />Makes one revolution every 9 hours<br />Is the Largest Planet<br />Has 16 moons<br />Has 3 thin rings around it<br />The large red spot is a huge storm the circles the planet.<br />
  18. 18. Saturn<br />
  19. 19. 6th Planet from the Sun<br />Orbits the Sun every 29 years<br />Makes one revolution every 10hrs<br />Is known for its seven bold rings made of rocks and ice<br />Is the 2nd largest Planet<br />Has 25 moons<br />
  20. 20. Uranus<br />
  21. 21. 7th Planet from the Sun<br />Orbits the Sun every 84 years<br />Makes one revolution every 17 hours<br />Only Planet to rotate on its side<br />Has rings<br />Has 21 moons <br />Is the last planet we can see with out a telescope. <br />
  22. 22. Neptune<br />
  23. 23. 8th planet from the Sun<br />Orbits the Sun every 165 years<br />Makes one revolution every 16 hours<br />Has Rings<br />Has 11 moons<br />
  24. 24. Pluto<br />
  25. 25. Used to be the 9th Planet from the Sun<br />In 2006 it was decided that Pluto is actually what they now call a Dwarf Planet.<br />Due to its size and Irregular orbit <br />Orbits the Sun every 248 days<br />Makes one revolution every 248 years<br />
  26. 26. Sources<br />All facts and pictures were provided by<br /><br />