Planets

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This is a powerpoint presentation that I completed for EDU 290 in the Fall of 2009. The intent of the assingment was to create a lesson that could be used by a student that missed the classroom instruction

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Planets

  1. 1. Lesson 6 October 17th Mrs. Matelski-5th Grade 1 http://www.claviantica.com/Personal_files/Screen_savers_files/Planets.bmp
  2. 2. Sun • Largest object in the solar system • 4.5 billion years old • Outer layer is 11,000 degrees F • Solar Systems only star http://z.about.com/d/space/1/5/Y/Q/sun_tour.jpg 2
  3. 3. Mercury • Closest to the sun which makes it very very hot • Smallest planet • Rotates very slowly • Has no moons http://z.about.com/d/space/1/0/Z/Q/mercury_tour.jpg 3
  4. 4. Venus • Has no atmosphere • Very similar to Earth • Has no moons • Surface is very hot and dry http://mrsmarchant.com/PlanetVenusJLPNasaL.jpg 4
  5. 5. Earth • Has one moon named Luna • Only planet known to support life • Has more exposed water than land http://www.spacetoday.org/images/SolSys/Earth/EarthBlueMarbleWestTerra.jpg 5
  6. 6. Mars • A lot like the earth • Scientist believe at one time this planet had rivers, streams, lakes and even an ocean. • The only water on mars today is either frozen in the polar caps or underground. http://w3.umons.ac.be/~biologie/mars.gif 6
  7. 7. Jupiter • At least 63 moons • Biggest of all the planets • Made of a big ball of gas • Has 3 rings that are very hard to see http://www.childrensmuseum.org/cosmicquest/fieldguide/images/jupiter_b.jpg 7
  8. 8. Saturn • At least 34 moons • 2nd biggest planet • There are multiple rings that can be seen with a small telescope. • Rings are 169,800 miles wide, but very thin http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/upload/2009/10/saturn_when_one_ring_doesn 8 t_ru/saturnPic1.jpg
  9. 9. Uranus • Spins on its side ( unlike any other planet or moon) • Has rings • Has 27 moons • Coldest planet • Can be seen with the unaided eye http://astroyogisays.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/uranus.jpg 9
  10. 10. Neptune • Has six rings that circle the planet • Discovered in 1846 • 13 known moons • One of the slowest moving planets • Has very violent weather http://picturesofoursolarsystem.com/images/neptune.jpg 10
  11. 11. Works Cited • http://www.solarviews.com/eng/sun.htm • http://www.kidsastronomy.com/ • http://www.factsmonk.com/mercury_facts_kids • www.kidscosmos.org • http://www.pacdv.com/sounds/domestic_sounds.html 11

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