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Title: The Solar System


1
The Solar System
  • Lets Explore!!

2
Eight Amazing Planets!
Mercury Venus Earth
Mars Jupiter Saturn
Uranus Neptune
3
What is a planet?
  • A large, round object that orbits a star. The sun
    has eight major planets.

4
What about the SUN?
  • Is a star
  • Brings light
  • Brings warmth
  • Center of Solar System
  • Giant ball of gas
  • Makes lots of energy

5
Mercury
  • Closest to the Sun
  • Cold on half of the planet
  • Hot on half facing the sun
  • Gray in color

6
Venus
  • Second planet from the sun
  • The HOTTEST planet
  • Orange in Color

7
Earth
  • Third planet from the sun
  • Only planet with large amounts of liquid water
  • Only planet with living things
  • Has white clouds
  • We live here!!

8
Mars
  • The RED Planet
  • Volcanoes and Canyons
  • Rocks and Sand
  • Thin and Poisonous Atmosphere
  • Pink-Gold in color

9
Jupiter
  • Largest Planet
  • Giant ball of swirling gas
  • Has two very thin rings

10
Saturn
  • Has rings that are made up of frozen gas, ice,
    and rock
  • Second Largest Planet
  • Yellow in Color

11
Uranus
  • Third Largest Planet
  • Looks like it is on its side
  • Blue-green in color

12
Neptune
  • Fourth Largest Planet
  • Blue in color

13
Pluto
  • Used to be considered a planet (dwarf)
  • Gray in color

14
Inner Planets
  • Earth
  • Mercury
  • Venus
  • Mars

15
Outer Planets
  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Uranus
  • Neptune

16
Can you remember the planets in order?
  • MY VERY ENERGETIC MOTHER JUST SERVED US NOODLES

17
Size Matters!
  • Here is a diagram to show how the plants compare
    to each other, relative to their size!

18
Back to Earth!
  • What did you learn about the planets?
  • Tell me about the Sun.
  • Which planet is the Red Planet?
  • Which planet is the largest?
  • Which planet is the smallest?
  • Which planet is the hottest?
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