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1 Experiencing the Solar System Figure 1: NASA. (n.d.). Our solar system [Web]. Retrieved from D=15183 Start

2 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.

3 Main Menu Venus EarthMars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Mercury Sun Quiz Me Video: Birth of Solar System References

4 Quizzes Main Menu True or FalseNaming Select one of the following:

5 True or False Q1: Due to its extremely large size, Jupiter is said to act as its own mini solar system. TrueFalse

6 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.

7 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

8 True or False Q2: Mercury, Earth, and Saturn are all classified as Terrestrial planets (having rocky surfaces). TrueFalse

9 True or False: Q2 Next CORRECT! Saturn is one of four gas planets and does not have a rocky surface.

10 True or False: Q2 Next Try Again… Saturn is one of four gas planets and does not have a rocky surface.

11 True or False Q3: Uranus has a blue tint in color due to the excess amount of Helium in its atmosphere. TrueFalse

12 True or False: Q3 Quizzes CORRECT! Uranus maintains a blue tint color due to an excess amount of Methane in its atmosphere.

13 True or False: Q3 Try Again… Uranus maintains a blue tint color due to an excess amount of Methane in its atmosphere. Quizzes

14 Naming Q1: Which planet is this? VenusJupiter

15 Naming CORRECT! Next Q1: Venus

16 Naming Try Again… Next Q1: Venus

17 Naming Q2: Which planet is this? NeptuneMercury

18 Naming CORRECT! Next Q2: Neptune

19 Naming Try Again… Next Q2: Neptune

20 Naming Q3: Which planet is this? MarsSaturn

21 Naming CORRECT! Q3: Saturn Quizzes

22 Naming Try Again… Q3: Saturn Quizzes

23 Birth of the Solar System Main Menu Source: National Geographic. (Producer) (2007). Naked science: Birth of the solar system [Web]. Retrieved from

24 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

25 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

26 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

27 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

28 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

29 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

30 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

31 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

32 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

33 References Main Menu 1.NASA. (n.d.). Solar system exploration. Retrieved from


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