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Introduction Solar System Power Point for elementary students by Kristin Ballew

Introduction Solar System Power Point for elementary students by Kristin Ballew

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  • The Solar System
    The Sun, Planets, And Our Moon
  • Our Solar System
    Today we will learn about:
    The Sun
    The 8 Planets
    One Dwarf Planet
    The Earth’s Moon
  • Important words
    Orbit – The time is takes a planet to go around the Sun.
    Revolution – The time is takes a planet to spin (rotate) around one time.
    Axis – The imaginary line through the center of a planet, that a planet rotates around.
  • The Sun
  • Is a Star in the Milky Way Galaxy
    The Sun is at the Center of our Solar System
    All planets, their moons, comet, and Asteroids all orbit the Sun
    The Sun is 10,000 degrees F
    109 times the size of the Earth
  • Mercury
  • 1st planet and closet to the Sun
    Orbits the sun every 88 days
    Makes one Revolution every 59 days
    Has no moons
  • Venus
  • 2nd Planet from the Sun
    Called Earth’s “twin” because they are so similar in size.
    Orbits the Sun every 225 days
    Make one Revolution every 243 days
    Has no moons
  • Earth
  • 3rd Planet from the Sun
    Orbits the Sun every 365 days
    Makes one Revolution every 24 hours
    Earth is the only planet in the solar system with life on it
    Is made of 71% water
    Has one moon
  • The Moon
  • Orbits the Earth every 27 hours
    Makes one Revolution every 29 days
    The Dark spots are called Maria
    The rest of the moon that is light grey is called the highlands
  • Mars
  • 4th planet form the Sun
    Orbits the Sun every 687 days
    Makes one revolution every 24hrs. 39 min., and 35 sec.
    Has Two moons
  • Jupiter
  • 5th Planet from the Sun
    Orbits the Sun every 12 years
    Makes one revolution every 9 hours
    Is the Largest Planet
    Has 16 moons
    Has 3 thin rings around it
  • Saturn
  • 6th Planet from the Sun
    Orbits the Sun every 29 years
    Makes one revolution every 10hrs
    Is known for its seven bold rings
    Is the 2nd largest Planet
    Has 25 moons
  • Uranus
  • 7th Planet from the Sun
    Orbits the Sun every 84 years
    Makes one revolution every 17 hours
    Only Planet to rotate on its side
    Has rings
    Has 21 moons
  • Neptune
  • 8th planet from the Sun
    Orbits the Sun every 165 years
    Makes one revolution every 16 hours
    Has Rings
    Has 11 moons
  • Pluto
  • Used to be the 9th Planet from the Sun
    In 2006 it was decided that Pluto is actually what they now call a Dwarf Planet.
    Due to its size and Irregular orbit
    Orbits the Sun every 248 days
    Makes one revolution every 248 years
  • Sources
    All facts and pictures were provided by
    http://www.nasa.gov