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1 Welcome to Our Solar System!
By: Elizabeth Vogt Teacher Page

2 Table of Contents The Sun Mercury Venus Earth The Earth’s Moon Mars
Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto (Dwarf)

3 The Sun The Solar System’s biggest star
Classified as a moderately large yellow dwarf What is the size of the sun? - 864,938 Miles! The sun has 3 zones, the inner most being the core, the middle layer being the radiative zone, and the outer layer being the convective zone. Table of Contents

4 Now Lets Label! Convective Zone Radiative Zone Core Table of Contents

5 Mercury Closest planet to the sun Smallest planet – 3,031 miles
Has no moons Only geological feature = lobed ridges (rubes) Has a large iron core and thin mantle Terrestrial Planet Mercurian Year = 88 days Table of Contents

6 Venus Closest planet to the size of Earth
Has a thick mantle and iron core Much drier than Earth and atmosphere is 90% more dense Hottest planet  Over 400⁰C No moons Terrestrial Planet 7,521 miles in diameter Table of Contents

7 Earth Terrestrial Planet  largest and densest of them
Only planet known to have geological activity Only planet known to have life Only planet where plate tectonics have been observed Table of Contents

8 The Earth’s Moon The Earth’s only satellite Diameter is 2,140 miles
If you were standing on the moon the sky is always dark Surface is covered with craters Neil Armstrong was the first to walk on it in 1969 Table of Contents

9 Lets Learn About the Phases of the Moon! Moon!
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10 Now Can You Label The Moon’s Phases?
Table of Contents Full Moon New Moon Gibbous Moon Crescent Moon Quarter Moon or Half Moon Quarter Moon or Half Moon Crescent Moon Gibbous Moon Waning Moon Waxing Moon

11 Mars The red planet Most earth-like planet in our solar system
About 4,222 miles in diameter Mars has 2 tiny moons Has a crust, mantle, and core. Very thin atmosphere Table of Contents

12 Jupiter Largest planet in our solar system Has 39 known moons
Has prominent bands across latitudes Has a great red spot Diameter is 88,700 miles Composed mostly of gas Table of Contents

13 Saturn 2nd largest planet in solar system Diameter is 74,898 miles
Mostly hydrogen and helium gas Its rings are made up of ice chunks Visible without using a telescope Has 33 moons Table of Contents

14 Uranus Huge, icy planet covered with clouds
Blue color is caused by methane Has a belt of 11 rings Has 22 moons Diameter is 31,690 miles Third largest planet in our solar system Table of Contents

15 Neptune Icy planet with a hazy atmosphere and strong winds Has 8 moons
Blue color is caused by methane Diameter is 30,775 miles Has narrow, faint rings First planet whose existence was figured out mathematically Table of Contents

16 Pluto (A dwarf planet) Also known as plutoid
Classified as a dwarf in 2006 Usually orbits past the orbit of Neptune The diameter is 1,413 miles Smallest “planet” Only one to not yet be visited by humans Has one large moon called Charon (shown in picture in white) Table of Contents

17 Lets Label Our Planets! The Sun Uranus Mars Pluto (Dwarf) Neptune
Saturn Earth Jupiter Venus Mercury Table of Contents

18 Lets Play…Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Solar System Edition!
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