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What is a planet?  A planet is a celestial body that orbits around the sun  What does celestial mean?  Celestial simply means space  What does orbit.

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3 What is a planet?  A planet is a celestial body that orbits around the sun  What does celestial mean?  Celestial simply means space  What does orbit mean?  Orbit means to travel  So what does that mean?  A planet is a large mass that is floating in space by gravity and moves in a circle around the sun

4 What are the planets?  There are eight planets in our Solar System:  Mercury  Venus  Earth  Mars  Jupiter  Saturn  Uranus  Neptune

5 Mercury  Mercury is the closest planet to the sun (36 million miles from the sun)  Eighth largest planet  There are craters on the surface of Mercury  Orbits around the sun in only 88 days  Mercury rotates very slowly, one day in Mercury is 58 Earth Days  Has no moons

6 Venus  Second Planet from the sun (67,237,910 miles from the sun)  Hottest and brightest of all planets  Sometimes call morning star  Same size as earth  Has craters and volcanoes on the surface  Takes about 225 days to orbit around the sun  Spins backwards  No moons or rings

7 Earth  Third planet from the Sun  Fifth largest planet  Takes about 365 days (1 year) to orbit around the Sun  The surface of Earth is 70% water and plate tectonics  Earth has one Moon (click her for information about the Moon)Moon

8 Mars  Fourth Planet from the Sun  Called the Red Planet because of it’s red color  A day on Mars is a little over 24 hours (only a little longer than a day on Earth)  A year on Mars is 687 days (almost double an Earth year)  Mars has two moons Phobos and Diemos  There are craters, volcanoes, and dust storms on Mars

9 Jupiter  Fifth planet from the Sun  Largest planet in the Solar System  Takes 12 Earth years to orbit the Sun  483,780,000 miles from the Sun  Jupiter has 60 Moons  Jupiter has rings  Jupiter is made up of mostly gas unlike the other planets

10 Saturn  Sixth Planet from the Sun  Second largest planet  941,070,000 miles from the Sun  Takes 29 Earth years to orbit the sun  Has 31 moons  Saturn has rings which are made up of thousands of ice particles the size of a small car

11 Uranus  Seventh planet from the sun  Icy planet (blue in color)  Faint rings  Rotates on its side (one pole is facing the Sun so seasons on Uranus last 20 years)  takes about 84 Earth years to orbit the Sun  Has 16 moons  178,486,000 miles from the Sun

12 Neptune  Eighth planet in the solar system  Blue in color with faint rings  Made up of gas  Has 13 moons  Takes about 164 Earth years to orbit the Sun  2,793,100,000 miles from the Sun  The largest moon Triton orbits backwards around Neptune

13 Earth’s Moon  A natural Satellite from Earth  Only object in Space humans have ever visited  Takes 27 days to orbit the Earth  Craters on the surface were caused by meteors smashing into it  Causes the ocean tides because of the gravitational pull between Earth and the Moon  Click here to go back to EarthEarth

14 Time to take a Quiz! Click on the answer that you think is correct. Don’t worry if you get it wrong you can always try again! Good Luck!

15 Which planet is fourth from the sun?  1. JupiterJupiter  2. VenusVenus  3. MarsMars  4. EarthEarth

16 Sorry Wrong Answer!  Click here to try again!try again

17 Your Answer is Correct!  Click here to move to the next question!move

18 Which planet has 13 moons?  1. NeptuneNeptune  2. UranusUranus  3. JupiterJupiter  4. EarthEarth

19 Sorry Wrong Answer!  Click here to try again!try again

20 Your Answer is Correct!  Click here to move to the next question!move

21 Which planet is closest to the sun?  1.VenusVenus  2. MarsMars  3. SaturnSaturn  4. MercuryMercury

22 Sorry Wrong Answer!  Click here to try again!try again

23 Your Answer is Correct!  Click here to move to the next question!move

24 Which planet takes 12 Earth Years to orbit the Sun?  1. VenusVenus  2. MercuryMercury  3. JupiterJupiter  4. MarsMars

25 Sorry Wrong Answer!  Click here to try again!try again

26 Your Answer is Correct!  Click here to move to the next question!move

27 Which is the second largest Planet?  1. VenusVenus  2. SaturnSaturn  3. MarsMars  4. UranusUranus

28 Sorry Wrong Answer!  Click here to try again!try again

29 Your Answer is Correct!  Click here to move to the next question!move

30 Which Planet rotates on its side?  1. JupiterJupiter  2. SaturnSaturn  3. UranusUranus  4. MercuryMercury

31 Sorry Wrong Answer!  Click here to try again!try again

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33 Which planet is the hottest of all Planets?  1. MercuryMercury  2. NeptuneNeptune  3. UranusUranus  4. VenusVenus

34 Sorry Wrong Answer!  Click here to try again!try again

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36 Which planet is the largest planet in our Solar System?  1. SaturnSaturn  2. EarthEarth  3. NeptuneNeptune  4. JupiterJupiter

37 Sorry Wrong Answer!  Click here to try again!try again

38 Your Answer is Correct!  Click here to move to the next question!move

39 Which planet is third from the sun?  1. NeptuneNeptune  2. EarthEarth  3. UranusUranus  4. MarsMars

40 Sorry Wrong Answer!  Click here to try again!try again

41 Your Answer is Correct!  Click here to move to the next question!move

42 This is the only object in Space Humans have visited  1. MarsMars  2. Earth’s MoonEarth’s Moon  3. VenusVenus  4. MercuryMercury

43 Sorry Wrong Answer!  Click here to try again!try again

44 Your Answer is Correct!  Click here to move to the next question!move

45 Congratulations You Have Finished the Quiz! Click here to return to the website!here


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