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    • Solar System Investigation 1; Part 1
    • Solar System Definition
      • What is the Solar System ?
        • Solar refers to Sol, another name for our Sun .
        • System is a set of objects working together
      • Solar System = our Sun and a set of other objects working together in some way.
    • How Does the Solar System Work?
      • Set of Picture Cards
        • Spread out in front of you Picture-side up
        • Look at front of card only
      • Put cards into groups by similar characteristics
        • Use just what you observe in images, not prior knowledge*
      • How did you sort your cards?
    • Card Data
      • Type
        • Planet, dwarf planet, star, comet, asteroid, or satellite
      • Distance from Sun or other object
        • Except for Sun, all orbit the Sun or other object
      • Orbit period
        • How long does it take to orbit the Sun in Earth days or years
      • Maximum/Minimum surface temperatures
        • Highest & lowest temperature recorded on surface
      • Composition
        • Solid, liquid, gas
    • Orbit
      • Revolving or moving in a path around another object.
      • Challenge:
        • Find all the planet cards and Sun card.
        • Use “Distance from…” information on cards to arrange planets in order, starting with the Sun.
    • Solar System
      • Sun and eight planets in order describe the solar system
      • Other objects in solar system
        • Use information on cards to incorporate other objects into solar system*
    • Solar System Data Sheet
      • Complete notebook sheet - start by filling out table on left side of sheet.
      • Planet cards
        • Separate planets into classes based on composition*
        • How did you use composition to sort planets?
          • Rock planets
          • Gas planets
          • Ice and rock dwarf planet
    • Composition
      • What do you notice about the sizes of the planets you have put in your groups?
      • What do you notice about the distance from the Sun for the planets in your groups?
      • Terrestrial Planets
        • Four rocky planets closest to the Sun
        • Terrestrial means “land”, rocky composition
      • Gas Giants
        • Beyond the asteroid belt
        • Why “Gas Giant” name?
    • Pluto
      • Dwarf Planet
        • Located in Kuiper Belt
          • Area filled with “dirty ice” objects, made of frozen dust, water, and gas
          • Some objects are planet size
      • Pluto
        • Rock-and-ice dwarf planet or Kuiper object
    • Vocabulary
      • The Sun
        • An average star at the center of the solar system around which all other solar-system bodies revolve.
      • Solar System
        • The Sun and all the bodies that orbit it, including the planets and their moons, the asteroids, and the comets.
      • Orbit
        • The path an object takes around another object; for example, Earth has an orbit around the Sun.
      • Planet
        • A large natural object that orbits around a star, such as the Sun.
      • Asteroid
        • A rocky object, which can be a few hundred meters to several hundred kilometers wide, that orbits the Sun.
      • Comet
        • A small body of ice and dust that orbits the Sun in a large oval path.
    • Content
      • What is the Sun?
        • Average-sized star; mostly hydrogen (72%) and helium (26%); other solar system bodies revolve around it
      • What is the solar system?
        • Sun and all the bodies that orbit it, including planets and their moons, asteroids, and comets
      • Your questions?