THE SOLAR SYSTEM
A LESSON FOR 2ND GRADE
By: Erika Wirth
WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT THE SKY!
    What we will see:

      The Sun
    
     Mercury
     Venus
     Earth
       ...
THE SUN
  Size: 863,705 miles

  across
 Largest object in the
  solar system
 Is the center of the
  universe-all plan...
MERCURY
  Size: 3032 miles

  across
 Rotates around the sun
  very slowly
 Temperatures are very
  extreme, range from...
VENUS
  Size: 7520 miles

  across
 Brightest object in the
  sky except for the sun
  and moon
 Has a very slow
  rota...
EARTH
  The planet we live on!


 Size: 7926 miles
  across
 Divided into several
  layers: crust, mantle,
  and core
...
THE MOON
  Size: 2159 miles

  across
 Rotates around the
  Earth
 Has different phases,
  depending on how the
  sun s...
MARS
  Size: 4221 miles

  across
 Average temperature is
  about -67°F
 The surface of Mars
  has mountains and
  cany...
JUPITER
  Size: 88,846 miles

  across
 Jupiter is known as a
  gas planet
 Has many moons that
  rotate around it
 Wi...
SATURN
  Size: 74,897 miles

  across
 Saturn is less dense
  than water!
 The rings around
  Saturn are composed
  of ...
URANUS
  Size: 31,763 miles

  across
 It is made up of mostly
  rocks and ice
 Uranus is also made
  up of mostly gas
...
NEPTUNE
  Size: 30,772 miles

  across
 There are winds on this
  planet that are the
  fastest in the solar
  system. T...
PLUTO
  Size: 1412 miles

  across
 Not classified as a
  planet anymore, now
  known as a “dwarf
  planet”
 Pluto was ...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
                          Erika Wirth is
                          a sophomore
                          ...
REFERENCE PAGE
                      http://nineplanets.org/
                  



        http://www.kidsastronomy.com/s...
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Planets, Stars, And Moon

  1. 1. THE SOLAR SYSTEM A LESSON FOR 2ND GRADE By: Erika Wirth
  2. 2. WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT THE SKY! What we will see:  The Sun   Mercury  Venus  Earth The Moon  Mars  Jupiter  •Click on the photo to go to a website Saturn  where you can learn facts and play games! Uranus  •Click here to watch a video where you Neptune  can sing along and learn the planets! •Reference Page Pluto  Quit •About the Author
  3. 3. THE SUN Size: 863,705 miles  across  Largest object in the solar system  Is the center of the universe-all planets rotate around it.  Is VERY hot, the surface is about 9980°F! Quit
  4. 4. MERCURY Size: 3032 miles  across  Rotates around the sun very slowly  Temperatures are very extreme, range from 297°F to 800°F!  The surface of mercury is very bumpy, because it has many craters. Quit
  5. 5. VENUS Size: 7520 miles  across  Brightest object in the sky except for the sun and moon  Has a very slow rotation  Known as Earth’s “sister planet”  Clouds filled with acid surround the planet Quit
  6. 6. EARTH The planet we live on!   Size: 7926 miles across  Divided into several layers: crust, mantle, and core  71% of surface is water  Rotates around an axis around the sun, that’s why we have seasons Quit
  7. 7. THE MOON Size: 2159 miles  across  Rotates around the Earth  Has different phases, depending on how the sun shines on it that’s why we see the full moon and half moon  Second brightest object in the sky Quit
  8. 8. MARS Size: 4221 miles  across  Average temperature is about -67°F  The surface of Mars has mountains and canyons  Has 2 poles just like we have on Earth  Known as the “red planet” Quit
  9. 9. JUPITER Size: 88,846 miles  across  Jupiter is known as a gas planet  Has many moons that rotate around it  Winds travel on this planet at 400 mph!  Has a spot called the great red spot which can fit 2 Earths inside! Quit
  10. 10. SATURN Size: 74,897 miles  across  Saturn is less dense than water!  The rings around Saturn are composed of tiny particles in their own orbit  Saturn’s core is very hot, it is about 1700°F Quit
  11. 11. URANUS Size: 31,763 miles  across  It is made up of mostly rocks and ice  Uranus is also made up of mostly gas  It also has clouds that blow very fast  Uranus also has rings, but they are very faint Quit
  12. 12. NEPTUNE Size: 30,772 miles  across  There are winds on this planet that are the fastest in the solar system. They travel at 1,242 mph!  Like Jupiter, Neptune has a great dark spot  The atmosphere changes rapidly on Neptune Quit
  13. 13. PLUTO Size: 1412 miles  across  Not classified as a planet anymore, now known as a “dwarf planet”  Pluto was discovered on accident in 1930  Pluto rotates in the opposite direction than the rest of the planets Quit
  14. 14. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Erika Wirth is a sophomore at Grand Valley State University. Her major is integrated science and her minors are: elementary education and art history. She hopes to graduate soon and be able to teach her students everything she learned in college. me an •Send e-mail! Quit
  15. 15. REFERENCE PAGE http://nineplanets.org/  http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solarsystem.htm  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8eFFnJsCjs&fe  ature=related Quit

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