# The Solar System The 8 (or 9) Planets and the Sun Brian Gillespie Professor Robert Lee EDT6005.DIS.B1T01.FA2010 Wilmington University Please turn on your.

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The Solar System The 8 (or 9) Planets and the Sun Brian Gillespie Professor Robert Lee EDT6005.DIS.B1T01.FA2010 Wilmington University Please turn on your speakers. There is an audio component to the presentation. You will need an active internet connection to view all the content. Continue

Objectives By the end of this lesson, you will be able to:  Name all 8 planets in the Solar System  Name the most famous planetoid in the Solar System  Describe the difference between a planet and a planetoid  List the 8 planets in order of their distance from the sun Continue

The Sun and the Planets Mercury Venus Earth Sun Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto Click here to see the planets orbit the sun. Click here to learn a fun sentence to help remember the order of the planets. Click here to learn how the planets were named. When you are finished exploring, click here to take a short assessment. Click each planet to learn some fun facts. Click here to which planet is the largest.

Mercury, Venus, Earth… What’s Next? MercuryVenusEarthMarsJupiterSaturnUranusNeptunePluto MyVeryEagerMotherJustServedUsNinePizzas Click to see the names of the planets in order starting with the closest to the sun. Click to see a fun sentence that will help you remember the order of the planets starting with the closest to the sun. Return Click the horn to hear the sentence!

The Orbits

Which planet do you think is the largest? Watch the video to see if you are correct. Return

The Sun Size = 864,000 miles diameter Diameter vs. Earth = 109 times Earth Distance from Earth = 93 million miles Fun fact: The surface of the sun is 10,000°F Return

Mercury Size = 3,032 miles diameter Diameter vs. Earth = 0.20 Earths Distance from Earth = 57 million miles Distance from the Sun = 36 million miles Fun fact: Fastest planet Return

Venus Size = 7,520 miles diameter Diameter vs. Earth = 1.00 Earths Distance from Earth = 25.8 million miles Distance from the Sun = 67.2 million miles Fun fact: Called Earth’s twin because they are about the same size Return

Earth Size = 8,000 miles diameter Distance from the Sun = 93 million miles Revolves around the sun once every 365 days Fun fact: Only known planet with intelligent life Return

Mars Size = 4,214 miles diameter Size vs. Earth = 0.50 Earth Distance from Earth = 49 million miles Distance from the Sun = 142 million miles Fun fact: Nickname the red planet Return

Jupiter Size = 88,846 miles diameter Size vs. Earth = 11 Earths Distance from Earth = 391 million miles Distance from the Sun = 484 million miles Fun fact: Great Red Spot is a hurricane 3 times the size of Earth Return

Saturn Size = 74,900 miles diameter Size vs. Earth = 10 Earths Distance from Earth = 798 million miles Distance from the Sun = 891 million miles Fun fact: Saturn has 7 rings Return

Uranus Size = 31,763 miles diameter Size vs. Earth = 4 Earths Distance from Earth = 1.69 billion miles Distance from the Sun = 1.78 billion miles Fun fact: Uranus has rings like Saturn Return

Neptune Size = 30,775 miles diameter Size vs. Earth = 4 Earths Distance from Earth = 2.7 billion miles Distance from the Sun = 2.79 billion miles Fun fact: Neptune cannot be seen with a telescope Return

Pluto Size = 1,400 miles diameter Size vs. Earth = 0.18 Earths Distance from Earth = 3.55 billion miles Distance from the Sun = 3.65 billion miles Fun fact: Pluto was a thought planet, but was declared a planetoid in 2010 Click here to learn the term planetoid. Return

Which planet is the largest in the Solar System? Click the name of the planet that you think is the largest. A. Pluto B. Earth C. Jupiter D. Uranus

Which planet is the largest in the Solar System? The correct answer is Jupiter. Continue

Which planet is the largest in the Solar System? Correct! It’s Jupiter! Continue

Which is the only planet humans walked on? Click the name of the planet that humans are on. A. Mercury B. Earth C. Mars D. Venus

Which planet is the largest in the Solar System? The correct answer is Earth. Continue

Which planet is the largest in the Solar System? Correct! It’s Earth! Continue

Which is a planetoid? Click the name of the former planet that is now a planetoid. A. Neptune B. Earth C. Mars D. Pluto

Which is a planetoid? The correct answer is Pluto. Continue

Which is a planetoid? Correct! It’s Pluto! Continue

Which planet is the sixth most distant from the sun? Click the name of the sixth planet. Remember: My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas A. Saturn B. Neptune C. Mars D. Venus

Which planet is the sixth most distant from the sun? The correct answer is Saturn. Continue

Which planet is the sixth most distant from the sun? Correct! It’s Saturn! Continue

Objectives You are now able to: Name all 8 planets in the Solar System Name the most famous planetoid in the Solar System Describe the difference between a planet and a planetoid List the 8 planets in order of their distance from the sun Continue

Congratulations!  You have completed the lesson!  Did you explore all the planets? Click the Return arrow to go back and learn more.  Did you complete the quiz? If not, click here to complete the assessment.  Press the Esc key to end the lesson. Return

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