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This is a powerpoint on the Solar System. The purpose of the slideshow was for an assignment for a college course, to give a brief lesson to a chosen age group.

This is a powerpoint on the Solar System. The purpose of the slideshow was for an assignment for a college course, to give a brief lesson to a chosen age group.

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  • The Solar System Stars and Planets
  • The Planets Mercury Earth Venus Saturn Sun Mars Uranus Pluto Jupiter Neptun Works e Cited
  • The Sun The size of the sun causes the The sun is not a planets to stay in planet – it is a orbit. star. The sun is a Named Sol. normal star, Surface of the found millions of sun is 6000* C. places other than our solar system.
  • Mercury Mercury is the closest planet to the sun Primarily made of iron. Mercury is a solid planet, and does not have a molten core. A dead planet. Has not atmosphere or volcanic activity. No moons.
  • Venus Second planet from the sun. Venus is Earth’s ‘Sister Planet’ A dry Planet – No longer carries water. Liquid molten core. No moons.
  • Earth Earth is the third planet from the sun. Largest of the terrestrial planets. Believed to be the only planet sustaining human life. One moon – Luna. The Planet Earth
  • Mars Fourth planet from Highest mountains the sun and lowest canyons Only water left on than any planet. Mars is frozen or 142 miles from the underground. sun. Has two moons.
  • Jupiter A storm on the planet’s 63 moons surface One rotation takes 9 hours Has been in progress for 55 minutes. nearly No solid surface. 300 years – The Great Red Spot
  • Saturn Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun 34 moons The rings around Saturn are very, very wide – 169,800 miles!
  • Uranus Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun 27 moons.  1,784 miles from the sun. One rotation of the planet takes 17.2 hours.
  • Neptune Neptune is the Discovered in eighth planet from 1846. the sun. Has six rings The Great dark around the planet. spot is similar to 13 known the storm on moons. Jupiter’s surface.
  • Pluto Pluto is the ninth planet from the sun. Not considered a planet by some scientists because of its small size. Now considered as a Dwarf Planet. 3 moons.
  • Works Cited Page The night sky background image used on slide one was used with permission. Night Sky. [Online Image] Available: http://www.globalchange.umich.edu/globalchange1/current/lectures/universe/stars.jpg March 17, 2010 The photo of Mercury used on ‘The Planets’ slide and ‘Mercury’ slide was used with permission. Mercury Photo. [Online Image] Available: http://www.green-planet-solar-energy.com/images/mercury_1.jpg March 23, 2010 The photo of Venus used on ‘The Planets’ slide and ‘Venus’ slide was used with permission. Venus Photo. [Online Image] Available: http://onshuffle.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/venus_pvo1.jpg March 23, 2010 The photo of Earth used on ‘The Planets’ slide and ‘Earth’ slide was used with permission. Earth Photo. [Online Image] Available: http://blog.timesunion.com/simplerliving/files/2009/11/planet-earth.jpg March 23, 2010 The photo of Mars used on ‘The Planets’ slide and ‘Mars’ slide was used with permission. Mars Photo. [Online Image] Available: http://www.enjoyfrance.com/images/stories/world/tech/mars-planet-water-nasa.jpg March 23, 2010 The photo of Jupiter used on ‘The Planets’ slide and ‘Jupiter’ slide was used with permission. Jupiter Photo. [Online Image] Available: http://www.star-fox.com/image/jupiter2.jpg March 23, 2010 The photo of Saturn used on ‘The Planets’ slide and ‘Saturn’ slide was used with permission. Saturn Photo. [Online Image] Available: http://www.exploreinfo.net/G8/project8B2kent/saturn.gif March 23, 2010 The photo of Uranus used on ‘The Planets’ slide and ‘Uranus slide was used with permission. Uranus Photo. [Online Image] Available: http://www.kencroswell.com/Neptune.jpg March 23, 2010 The photo of Neptune used on ‘The Planets’ slide and ‘Neptune’ slide was used with permission. Neptune Photo. [Online Image] Available: http://www.indianchild.in/solar_system/images/neptune.jpg March 23, 2010 The photo of Pluto used on ‘The Planets’ slide and ‘Pluto’ slide was used with permission. Pluto Photo. [Online Image] Available: http://www.cosmicbaseball.com/plutanb.gif March 23, 2010 The photo of the Sun used on ‘The Planets’ slide was used with permission. Sun Photo. [Online Image] Available: http://www.bumwine.com/sun/sun_rotate.gif March 23, 2010 The starry background used on slides; Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto was used with permission. Starry Sky. [Online Image] Available: http://gallery.artofgregmartin.com/tuts_arts/stars_images/09.jpg March 23, 2010 The bulleted information on the ‘Mercury’ slide was used with permission. "Astronomy For Kids". KidsKnowIt.com. March 23, 2010 <http://www.kidsastronomy.com/mercury.htm>.
  • Works Cited Page Continued The bulleted information on the ‘Saturn’ slide was used with permission. "Astronomy For Kids". KidsKnowIt.com. March 23, 2010 <http://www.kidsastronomy.com/saturn.htm>. The bulleted information on the ‘Earth’ slide was used with permission. "Astronomy For Kids". KidsKnowIt.com. March 23, 2010 <http://www.kidsastronomy.com/earth.htm>. The Earth video used on the ‘Earth’ slide was used with permission. “YouTube”. Cmkeane. March 24, 2010 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxbIJH4fTYo>. The bulleted information on the ‘Jupiter’ slide was used with permission. "Astronomy For Kids". KidsKnowIt.com. March 23, 2010 <http://www.kidsastronomy.com/jupiter.htm>. The bulleted information on the ‘Mars’ slide was used with permission. "Astronomy For Kids". KidsKnowIt.com. March 23, 2010 <http://www.kidsastronomy.com/mars.htm>. The bulleted information on the ‘Venus’ slide was used with permission. "Astronomy For Kids". KidsKnowIt.com. March 23, 2010 <http://www.kidsastronomy.com/venus.htm>. The bulleted information on the ‘Neptune’ slide was used with permission. "Astronomy For Kids". KidsKnowIt.com. March 23, 2010 <http://www.kidsastronomy.com/neptune.htm>. The bulleted information on the ‘Uranus’ slide was used with permission. "Astronomy For Kids". KidsKnowIt.com. March 23, 2010 <http://www.kidsastronomy.com/uranus.htm>. The bulleted information on the ‘Pluto’ slide was used with permission. "Astronomy For Kids". KidsKnowIt.com. March 23, 2010 <http://www.kidsastronomy.com/pluto.htm>. The bulleted information on the ‘Mars’ slide was used with permission. "Astronomy For Kids". KidsKnowIt.com. March 23, 2010 <http://www.kidsastronomy.com/mars.htm>. The bulleted information on the ‘The Sun’ slide was used with permission. "Astronomy For Kids". KidsKnowIt.com. March 23, 2010 <http://www.kidsastronomy.com/sun.htm>. GLCE information used on the Works Cited Page Continued was used with permission. "Grade Level Content Expectations". Michigan Department of Education. March 24, 2010 <http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Complete_Science_GLCE_12-12-07_218314_7.pdf>. Fifth Grade Science. Discipline 4: Earth Science; Solar System