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  1. 1. Caitlin JohnsonGrade Level: 6Topic: An introduction to The Solar SystemLearning Objective: Students will start learning about the solar system. This is just a preview for the unit. (Image of Solar System)http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/solarsystem/where.shtmlIntroduction to the Milky Way Galaxy 1. What is the name of the galaxy that our solar system is a part of? _________________________ 2. What shape is it?________________________________________________________________ 3. What group is the Milky Way Galaxy part of?_________________________________________The Sun ( image of sun)http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=SunThe sun 4. True or False The sun is a star? __________________________________ 5. Where is the sun located in our solar system?_________________________________________http://nineplanets.org/Overview of the planets. 6. Name the planets in the solar system starting with the closest to the sun and ending with the farthest from the sun?________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  2. 2. Mercury (image of Mercury)http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Mercury&Display=OverviewLongMercury 7. How many days does Mercury take to revolve around the sun? _________________ 8. How did Mercury get its name (scroll down to the bottom of the page)? __ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 9. Click on the Moon tab, How many moons does Mercury have? ___________________________ (image of Venus)Venushttp://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Venus&Display=OverviewLong 10. How long does Venus take to go around the sun?________________________________ 11. What is the planet Venus named after (scroll down to the bottom of the page)? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 12. Click on the moon tab how many moons does Venus have? ______________________________Earth (image of Earth)http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Earth 13. What type of planet is earth?___________________________________________________ 14. Please go to the read more tab, on the read more page scroll down towards the bottom of the page. Where does the name Earth come from?________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________
  3. 3. 15. Go to the moon tab. How many moons does Earth have?_____________________________Mars (image of Mars)http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Mars&Display=OverviewLong 16. What is Mars nickname?_______________________________________________ 17. What is the planet Mars named after (scroll to the bottom of the page)?_______________________________________________________________________________________________________Jupiter (image of Jupiter)http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Jupiter&Display=OverviewLong 18. True or False Jupiter is the largest planet?___________________________________ 19. How many large moons does Jupiter have ?__________________________________ 20. What are the moons names?_______________________________________________________ 21. How did the planet Jupiter receive its name (please scroll down to the bottom of the page)? __________________________________________________________________________________________Saturn (image of Saturn)http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Saturn&Display=OverviewLong 22. What surrounds Saturn?_______________________________________________ 23. What is the name of Saturn’s largest moon?_______________________________ 24. What is the planet Saturn named for (please scroll to the bottom of the page)?___________________________________________________________________________________________________
  4. 4. Uranus (image of Uranus)http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Uranus&Display=OverviewLong 25. What color is Uranus? ____________________________________________________ 26. How does Uranus rotate? ________________________________________________ 27. What is the planet Uranus named after (please scroll to the bottom of the page)? ________________________________________________________________________________________________Neptune (image of Neptune)http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Neptune&Display=OverviewLong 28. What is Neptune’s nickname? ________________________________________________ 29. How long does it take Neptune to revolve around the sun? __________________________ 30. What is the planet Neptune named after (please scroll to the bottom of the page)? __________________________________________________________________________________________________Dwarf Planets (image of Dwarf planets)http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Dwarf&Display=Sats 31. Name two of the dwarf planets? _______________________________________________ 32. True or False The dwarf planets orbit the sun? ___________________________________
  5. 5. The Answers: 1. Milky Way Galaxy 2. Spiral 3. Local Group 4. True 5. Center 6. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto 7. 88 Days 8. Named after the Roman god Mercury who is the god of commerce 9. None 10. 225 days 11. Roman goddess of love and beauty 12. none 13. ocean planet 14. Roots from German/ English mean the ground 15. 1 16. The red planet 17. Roman god of war 18. true 19. 4 20. Lo, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto 21. named after both Zeus from Greek mythology and Jupiter from Roman mythology 22. Rings 23. Titan 24. Roman god of Agriculture 25. Blue 26. East to West 27. Greek god of the sky 28. The ice giant 29. 165 years 30. Roman god of the sea 31. Ceres, Pluto, Eris, Makemake, Haumea 32. true
  6. 6. Resources(001-solarsystem-my-fantasy.jpg)retrieved October 25,2012. from Google images a1star.com(gloving-sun-prominence) retrieved October 25,2012. from Google images science.nationalgeographic.com(240px-Mercury in color) retrieved October 25,2012. from Google en.wikipedia.org(220px-Venus globe.jp) retrieved October 25,2012. from Google images en.wikipedia.org(270 px- The Earth Seen. Fro) retrieved October 25,2012. from Google images en.wikipedia.org(mars.hstmarsopp9709a.jpg) retrieved October 31, 2012. from Google images nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov(image of Jupiter by cassini) retrieved October 31, 2012. from Google images en.wikipedia.org(image px Saturn-cassini-March) retrieved October 31, 2012. from Google images en.wikipedia.org(240px-Uranus2.jpg) retrieved October 31, 2012. from Google images en.wikipedia.org(240 px-Neptune.jpg) retrieved October 31, 2012. from Google images en.wikipedia.org(Dwraf.jpg) retrieved October 31, 2012. from Google imagessolarsystem.nasa.gov