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  1. 1. Our Solar SystemA Write On Activity
  2. 2. EARTH AND SPACESCIENCE TennesseeStandard:Content Standard: 7.0 Earth and ItsPlace in the Universe The student will investigate thestructure of the universe.Learning Expectations: 7.1 Recognize the basiccomponents of the universe.
  3. 3. Our Solar SystemOur solar system ismade up of: Sun Nine planets Their moons Asteroids Comets
  4. 4. Inner PlanetsThe inner four rockyplanets at the centerof the solar systemare: Mercury Venus Earth Mars
  5. 5. Mercury Planet nearest the sun Second smallest planet Covered with craters Has no moons or rings About size of Earth’s moon
  6. 6. Venus Sister planet to Earth Has no moons or rings Hot, thick atmosphere Brightest object in sky besidessun and moon (looks like brightstar) Covered with craters, volcanoes,and mountains
  7. 7. Earth Third planet from sun Only planet known to have lifeand liquid water Atmosphere composed ofcomposed of Nitrogen (78%),Oxygen (21%), and other gases(1%).
  8. 8. Mars Fourth planet from sun Appears as bright reddish color inthe night sky Surface features volcanoes andhuge dust storms Has 2 moons: Phobos andDeimos
  9. 9. Outer PlanetsThe outer planetscomposed of gas are: Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune
  10. 10. Jupiter Largest planet in solarsystem Brightest planet in sky 60+ moons, 5 visible fromEarth Strong magnetic field Giant red spot Rings have 3 parts: HaloRing, Main Ring, GossamerRing
  11. 11. Saturn 6thplanet from sun Beautiful set of rings 31 moons Largest moon, Titan, Easily visible in thenight sky Voyager exploredSaturn and its rings.
  12. 12. Uranus 7thplanet from sun Has a faint ring system 27 known moons Covered with clouds Uranus sits on its sidewith the north and southpoles sticking out thesides.
  13. 13. Neptune 8thplanet from sun Discovered throughmath 7 known moons Triton largest moon Great Dark Spot thoughtto be a hole, similar tothe hole in the ozonelayer on Earth
  14. 14. Outermost Planet Pluto, the outermostplanet, is a smallsolid icy planet issmaller than theEarths Moon.
  15. 15. Pluto 9thplanet from sun(usually) Never visited byspacecraft Orbits very slowly Moon, Charon, isvery close to Plutoand about the samesize
  16. 16. Asteroids Small bodies Believed to be leftover from thebeginning of thesolar system billionsof years ago 100,000 asteroids liein belt betweenMars and Jupiter Largest asteroidshave been givennames
  17. 17. Comets Small icy bodies Travel past the Sun Give off gas anddust as they pass by
  18. 18. Writing Activity Write a paragraph about thesolar system. Include 5 factscovered in this presentation.Solar System Activities
  19. 19. Solar SystemActivities Order the Planets  Fun with Planets Constellations of the NorthernSky Planets Solar System