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The Planets


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An SDC powerpoint on the planets

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The Planets

  1. 1. The Solar System What we know about the planets
  2. 2. Mercury <ul><li>Mercury is the closest planet to the sun </li></ul><ul><li>Mercury has no atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Daily temperature on Mercury is 400 degrees Fahrenheit! That’s hot! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Venus <ul><li>Venus is the second closest plant to the sun </li></ul><ul><li>Venus is hotter than Mercury because of its gases </li></ul><ul><li>Venus and Earth are sister planets because they are similar in size </li></ul>
  4. 4. Earth <ul><li>The Earth is our planet </li></ul><ul><li>Gravity is what keeps us on the earth </li></ul><ul><li>What other facts can you tell me about Earth? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mars <ul><li>Mars is red because it is rusty </li></ul><ul><li>Because of the valleys and mountains on Mars, it is suggested that there was once water </li></ul>
  6. 6. Jupiter <ul><li>Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System </li></ul><ul><li>You can fit 1,300 Earths inside of Jupiter </li></ul><ul><li>Jupiter has over 60 moons </li></ul>
  7. 7. Saturn <ul><li>Saturn is the second largest planet </li></ul><ul><li>Saturn has 7 rings around its body </li></ul><ul><li>Saturn is a gaseous planet </li></ul>
  8. 8. Neptune <ul><li>Neptune has 8 moons </li></ul><ul><li>Neptune is the stormiest planet </li></ul><ul><li>It is so far away from earth, that it took 12 years to reach by satellite </li></ul>
  9. 9. Uranus <ul><li>Uranus is the 7th planet from the sun </li></ul><ul><li>Uranus is an ice planet </li></ul><ul><li>Uranus also has rings around </li></ul>
  10. 10. Pluto <ul><li>Pluto is smaller than the Earths moon. </li></ul><ul><li>The sun looks like a star from Pluto because it is so far away </li></ul>
  11. 11. Assignment <ul><li>In groups of 3-4 I would like you to fill out your planet worksheets with the information you learned in this lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Due at the end of class :) </li></ul>