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Experiencing the Solar System Figure 1: NASA. (n.d.). Our solar system [Web]. Retrieved from D=15183 Start
Learning Objectives Main Menu 1.Learners will be able to answer two out of three (66%) true or false questions correctly on the planets and the sun within two attempts or less. 2.Learners will be able to identify two out of three (66%) planets while referencing only a picture in two attempts or less. DISCLAIMER: This presentation may contain material protected under copyright law. This material was obtained and used following a reasoned analysis of the Fair Use exemption for educators. This presentation may not be reproduced.
Main Menu Venus EarthMars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Mercury Sun Quiz Me Video: Birth of Solar System References
Quizzes Main Menu True or FalseNaming Select one of the following:
True or False Q1: Due to its extremely large size, Jupiter is said to act as its own mini solar system. TrueFalse
True or False: Q1 Next CORRECT! Jupiter contains multiple moons and a large magnetic force, allowing it to act as its own mini Solar System.
True or False: Q1 Next Try Again… Jupiter contains multiple moons and a large magnetic force, allowing it to act as its own mini Solar System
True or False Q2: Mercury, Earth, and Saturn are all classified as Terrestrial planets (having rocky surfaces). TrueFalse
True or False: Q2 Next CORRECT! Saturn is one of four gas planets and does not have a rocky surface.
True or False: Q2 Next Try Again… Saturn is one of four gas planets and does not have a rocky surface.
True or False Q3: Uranus has a blue tint in color due to the excess amount of Helium in its atmosphere. TrueFalse
True or False: Q3 Quizzes CORRECT! Uranus maintains a blue tint color due to an excess amount of Methane in its atmosphere.
True or False: Q3 Try Again… Uranus maintains a blue tint color due to an excess amount of Methane in its atmosphere. Quizzes
Naming Q1: Which planet is this? VenusJupiter
Naming CORRECT! Next Q1: Venus
Naming Try Again… Next Q1: Venus
Naming Q2: Which planet is this? NeptuneMercury
Naming CORRECT! Next Q2: Neptune
Naming Try Again… Next Q2: Neptune
Naming Q3: Which planet is this? MarsSaturn
Naming CORRECT! Q3: Saturn Quizzes
Naming Try Again… Q3: Saturn Quizzes
Birth of the Solar System Main Menu Source: National Geographic. (Producer) (2007). Naked science: Birth of the solar system [Web]. Retrieved from
Sun Main Menu Figure 2: NASA., & European Space Agency, (1999). Handle on the sun [Web]. Retrieved from Center of the Solar System Star No solid surface Core temperature is approx. 27 million° Fahrenheit Makes up 99.8% mass of the Solar System
Mercury The smallest planet Closest to the sun (36 million miles) One day on Mercury is equivalent to 59 Earth days Known as a Terrestrial planet (rocky surface) Daytime temperatures can reach 800° Fahrenheit Main Menu Figure 3: NASA., John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, & Carnegie Institution of Washington, (2008). Mercury as never seen before [Web]. Retrieved from
Venus Main Menu Figure 4: Planets for Kids. (n.d.). Venus [Web]. Retrieved from One day on Venus is equivalent to 243 Earth days More than 40 spacecraft expeditions Magellan was most famous – mapped 98% of planet Daytime temperatures can reach 900° Fahrenheit Only planet to spin backwards No evidence of life
Earth Main Menu Figure 5: NASA. (Photographer) (2012). Earth [Web]. Retrieved from Third planet from the sun (93 million miles) Terrestrial planet (rocky surface) – 70% ocean Contains one moon and no rings Livable planet Protective atmosphere – breaks down meteoroids
Mars Main Menu Figure 6: NASA, & JPL, (2011). Mars [Web]. Retrieved from Red color due to iron-rich minerals on surface Cold desert climate Has seasons, weather, volcanoes, canyons Atmosphere too thin for liquid water Evidence of ancient floods
Jupiter Main Menu Figure 7: NASA, JPL, & University of Arizona, (2000). Jupiter globe [Web]. Retrieved from Biggest planet Contains a magnetic field Resembles a star Stripes represent the planet’s storms (strong winds) Multiple moons; acts as its own mini solar system
Saturn Main Menu Figure 8: NASA., JPL, & Space Science Institute, (2004). True saturn [Web]. Retrieved from Composed mainly by Hydrogen and Helium One of four gas planets Rings made up of ice and rock chunks Titan, its biggest moon, is larger than Mercury Named after Roman god of agriculture
Uranus Main Menu Figure 9: Wikipedia. (n.d.). Uranus [Web]. Retrieved from Blue tint color due to excess Methane gas in atmosphere Equator at right angles to its orbit One of two ice planets Two sets of rings Contains 27 moons
Neptune Home Figure 10: NASA. (Photographer) (1989). Full-disk neptune [Web]. Retrieved from Takes approx. 165 Earth years to orbit around the Sun Farthest planet from the Sun (2.8 billion miles) 3x stronger winds that Jupiter, 9x than Earth winds Six rings 13 moons
References Main Menu 1.NASA. (n.d.). Solar system exploration. Retrieved from