Presentation on theme: "Our Solar System By David and Devin 4 th Grade Mr. DeHaan."— Presentation transcript:
Our Solar System By David and Devin 4 th Grade Mr. DeHaan
The sun The sun is a star not a planet and it is Approximately 865,000 miles wide
MERCURY Mercury is the closest planet to the sun But it is still 36,000,000 miles away from the sun
VENUS The atmosphere of Venus made up mainly of carbon dioxide. Its size is slightly smaller than Earth. It also features gravity similar to that of Earth.
Our planet Earth Earth, our home planet, is the only planet in our solar system known to harbor life. Earth is the third planet from the sun and the fifth largest in the solar system
Planet Mars Mars, or the 'Red Planet' as it is sometimes known, has a dusty, rocky surface and a thin atmosphere. Mars experiences violent dust storms which continually change its surface.
Asteroid Belt The Asteroid Belt lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Asteroids and comets both orbit in this belt.
Jupiter Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System. Ancient Astronomers named Jupiter after the king of the Roman Gods.
Saturn Saturn is the second largest planet in our solar system.
Uranus Uranus rotates on its side as it orbits the sun. Uranus has at least 27 moons.
Neptune Neptune’s atmosphere is mainly hydrogen and helium. Winds can reach nearly 1200 miles per hour.
Pluto Pluto’s moon is almost the same size as Pluto and from the surface of Pluto the sun looks like any other bright star.
Comets A comet is a relatively small solar system body that orbits the Sun. When close enough to the Sun they display a visible coma (a fuzzy outline or atmosphere due to solar radiation) and sometimes a tail.