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Brief overview of the Solar System.

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Solar System

  1. 1. Introduction to the Solar System By: Marisa Lesiewicz ED 205-16
  2. 2. Let’s Get Started… <ul><li>Mercury </li></ul><ul><li>Venus </li></ul><ul><li>Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Mars </li></ul><ul><li>Jupiter </li></ul><ul><li>Saturn </li></ul><ul><li>Uranus </li></ul><ul><li>Neptune </li></ul><ul><li>Pluto </li></ul><ul><li>Author’s Page </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Page </li></ul>Solar System Introduction Video Quit
  3. 3. Mercury <ul><li>Location: Closest planet to the Sun </li></ul><ul><li>Size: Eighth largest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diameter = 3,031 mi. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Temperature: One of the coldest planets (-238º F) </li></ul><ul><li>Fun facts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most cratered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visible with binoculars </li></ul></ul>Quit
  4. 4. Venus <ul><li>Location: Second from the Sun </li></ul><ul><li>Size: Similar to Earth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>diameter = 7,521 mi. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Temperature: Warmest planet (900°F) </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Fact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most bright </li></ul></ul>Quit
  5. 5. Earth <ul><li>Location: Third from the Sun </li></ul><ul><li>Size: Fifth largest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diameter = 7,926 mi. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Temperature: -128.56º F to 159.26ºF </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Facts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4.6 billion years old </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>71% covered by water </li></ul></ul>Quit
  6. 6. Mars <ul><li>Location: Fourth planet from the Sun </li></ul><ul><li>Size: Seventh largest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diameter = 4222 mi. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Temperature: -200ºF to 80 ºF </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Fact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Called the Red Planet because of appearance </li></ul></ul>Quit
  7. 7. Jupiter <ul><li>Location: Fifth from the Sun </li></ul><ul><li>Size: Largest planet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diameter = 88,729 mi. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Temperature:-234ºF </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Fact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bigger than all 9 planets combined </li></ul></ul>Quit
  8. 8. Saturn <ul><li>Location: Sixth from the Sun </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature: -328ºF </li></ul><ul><li>Size: Second largest planet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diameter = 74,600 mi. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fun Facts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>755 Earths could be carved out of it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ring is made up of particles including ice and snow chunks </li></ul></ul>Quit
  9. 9. Uranus <ul><li>Location: Seventh from the Sun </li></ul><ul><li>Size: Third largest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diameter = 32,600 mi. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Temperature:-355ºF </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Fact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A space craft has to travel 931,650,000 mi. to reach Uranus. </li></ul></ul>Quit
  10. 10. Neptune <ul><li>Location: Eighth from the Sun </li></ul><ul><li>Size: Fourth largest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diameter = 30,200 mi. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Temperature:-260ºF </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Fact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Was once the furthest from the sun (1979-1999) </li></ul></ul>Quit
  11. 11. Pluto <ul><li>Location: Furthest from the Sun </li></ul><ul><li>Size: Smallest planet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diameter = 1,413 mi. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Temperature:-370ºF </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Fact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pluto will be furthest from the sun until the 23rd century (Neptune) </li></ul></ul>Quit
  12. 12. Author’s Page <ul><li>Hi, my name is Marisa Lesiewicz and I am a current sophomore at Grand Valley State University. I am pursuing a math major with a minor in elementary education. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and family and shopping. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please send me an e-mail. </li></ul>Quit
  13. 13. Resource Page <ul><li>http://www.planet-facts.net/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://images.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi </li></ul><ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112188/pluto.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112188/neptune.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=dc0b2f5be40ad2a207f7 </li></ul>Quit

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