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  • 1. What is Solar System• The Sun, its planets and all the objects movingaround them collectively are called SolarSystem.• The Solar System is entirely dependent on Sun& the only one which is self- luminous i.ewhich has its own light.• Rest of the planets reflect the light receivedfrom Sunwww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 2. Solar Systemwww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 3. Sun –Star of the Solar System• It ‘s the heaviestamong solar system• It is a ball of hot,burning gases.• It is the nearest star tothe earth.• The light from the Suntakes appx. 8 minutesto reach Earth.www.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 4. • It is the source of all energy for life on Earth.• About three quarters of the Suns massconsists of hydrogen, while the rest ismostly helium.• On the Sun’s surface ,there are dark patchesknown as sunspots. These are patches of gasthat looks dark since they are cooler thantheir surroundings.Sun –Star of the Solar Systemwww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 5. • Between Inner & Outer Planets ,there is a ringof small bodies , which are made of rock &metal, these are called Asteroids. They alsokeep moving around the Sun .This ring is alsocalled Asteroids Belt.www.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 6. Mercury –The Innermost Planet• It is named aftermessenger of theRoman gods• It is the closest planetto the Sun• Large variations in day(400 degree C) & night (-180 degree C) timetemperatures.www.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 7. •  It is also the smallest, and its orbit is the most not fully circular.• It does not have any satellite.• There is no water or atmosphere• It can be seen with naked eyes.• It orbits the Sun once in about 88 Earth days•  There are no seasons on its surfaceMercury –The Innermost Planetwww.makemegenius.com                             Free Science Videos for Kids
  • 8. Venus –The Veiled Planet• Venus is surrounded by thick cloud cover ,that is why it is called “Veiled Planet”.• It  is brightest & hottest planet.• It is named after Roman goddess of love & beauty .www.makemegenius.com                             Free Science Videos for Kids
  • 9. • It orbits the Sun once in about 225 Earth days.• Venus reaches its maximum brightness shortly before sunrise or shortly after sunset, so it is also known as the Morning Star or Evening Star.• Venus is also known as “Sister “ or “Twin” planet to earth because of its similar size & mass to earth.Venus –The Veiled Planetwww.makemegenius.com                             Free Science Videos for Kids
  • 10. Earth –The Blue Planet• It is also known as watery planet, because 70% of its surface is covered by water.• It reflects about 1/3rd of sunlight it receives .The earth’s atmosphere scatters the light & creates a blue effectn,so it is also called Blue Planet..• Only planet having life .www.makemegenius.com                             Free Science Videos for Kids
  • 11. • It orbits the Sun once in about 365 Earth days.• It rotates about its own axis, thus creating day & night. It takes 24 hours to do that.• It revolves around sun, due to its tilt ,seasons are created.• Due to gravity, the layer of gases remain attached to it (which is known as atmosphere), it prevents too much heat or UV rays from Sun reaching earth.• Moon is the only satellite of the Earth.Earth –The Blue Planetwww.makemegenius.com                             Free Science Videos for Kids
  • 12. Moon –The Earth’s Only Satellite• It’s diameter of only  1/4th of the Earth•  It looks bigger to us as it is very close to us.• The moon has no atmosphere ,so there is huge difference between day & night temperature. (127 degree C in Day to -173 degree C in Night)www.makemegenius.com                             Free Science Videos for Kids
  • 13. • As there is no atmosphere, there is noweather, no rain, no wind or clouds.• Like everything else in Solar System, Moonalso does not have its own light . It shines dueto Sun’s light .• There is no water on its surface.• Moon’s gravity is 1/6thof Earth, so your weightwould be 1/6thof your weight on the earth.Moon –The Earth’s Only Satellitewww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 14. • The Moon is the only celestialbody other than Earth onwhich humans have set foot.• Neil Armstrong became thefirst person to walk on theMoon as the commander ofthe American mission Apollo11by first setting foot on theMoon on 21 July 1969.Moon –The Earth’s Only Satellitewww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 15. Mars –The Red Planet• It is named afterthe Roman god of war.• It is often described asthe "Red Planet", asthe iron oxide prevalenton its surface gives ita reddish appearancewww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 16. • Mars has approximately half the diameter of Earth• It has two satellites.• The gravity of Mars is half of the earth .• The atmosphere of Mars consists of about95% carbon dioxide, 3% nitrogen,1.6% argonand contains some oxygen and water• Mars also has the largest dust storms in the SolarSystemMars –The Red Planetwww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 17. Jupiter –The GiantPlanet• It is named afterthe Roman god Jupiter(ruler of Roman gods)• Jupiter is the largestplanet within the SolarSystem• It has a great Red Spot,it is rotating stormsystem inside theplanet.www.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 18. • Jupiter rotates faster than any other planet.• It completes one rotation in 10 hours• Jupiter has a faint ring system, these ringsappear to be made of dust.• This is also a windy planet as the fast rotationcauses high winds.• It has 16 planets.Jupiter –The GiantPlanetwww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  • 19. Saturn –The Jewel Planet• Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest planet in the Solar System, after Jupiter. • It is named after the Roman god Saturn• Saturn is classified as a gas giant planetIt is the most beautiful planet in solar system because of its spectacular rings www.makemegenius.com                             Free Science Videos for Kids
  • 20. Saturn-The Jewel Planet• Saturn rings are made up of ice & ice covered particles• It has 22 known satellites .• It can be seen by naked eye • Saturn is 95 times heavier than earth • it takes Saturn 10,759 Earth days (or about 29½ years), to finish one revolution around the Sunwww.makemegenius.com                             Free Science Videos for Kids
  • 21. Uranus –A planet on its• Uranus appears to lie on its side.• It is named after the Roman god of the sky.• The only planet which  rotates on its axis from east to west.Sidewww.makemegenius.com                             Free Science Videos for Kids
  • 22. • It has at least ten thin uniform black rings ,which are made of dust.• It has 27 known satellites• It is a very cold planet ,it receives 370 times less sunlight than Earth as it is far away from sun as compared to Earth.• Its core is very rocky.Uranus –A planet on its Sidewww.makemegenius.com                             Free Science Videos for Kids
  • 23. Neptune –The Last Giant• Most distant gas planet.• It is named after the Roman god of the sea .• Most windy planetwww.makemegenius.com                             Free Science Videos for Kids
  • 24. • Can’t be seen with naked eye• It has 8 known satellite•  As it is very far from Sun,it completes an orbit on average every 164.79 years.• The average distance between Neptune and the Sun is 4.50 billion km.• Neptune was the first planet found by mathematical prediction.Neptune –The Last Giantwww.makemegenius.com                             Free Science Videos for Kids