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Title: Planets


1
Planets Distance
2
Essential Questions
  • What are the major components of the universe?
    (SPI 0601.6.1)
  • How does the distance of objects in space from
    Earth affect how they appear? (SPI 0607.6.2)

3
Terrestrial Planets
  • Mercury
  • Venus
  • Earth
  • Mars

4
Terrestrial Planets
  • The inner planets closest to the Sun.
  • Earth-like planets because they are small,
    dense, and rocky.

5
Mercury
  • Closest planet to the Sun.
  • Has no moons.

6
Venus
  • Almost the same size, mass, and density as Earth.
  • Earths sister planet
  • Hottest planet in the solar system due to the
    greenhouse effect and a dense atmosphere.

7
Earth
  • Known as the oasis in space and has the right
    condition for plants and animals.

8
Mars
  • Red-planet
  • Cold
  • Site of the Olympus Mons-highest mountain in the
    solar system.

9
Gas Giants
  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Uranus
  • Neptune

10
Gas Giants
  • The outer planets.
  • Very large and do not have any known solid
    surfaces.

11
Gas Giants vs. Terrestrial Planets
12
Jupiter
  • The largest planet in the solar system.
  • Has a permanent storm on its surface-Great Red
    Spot.
  • Has at least 61 moons.

13
Saturn
  • Planet with the largest rings.

14
Uranus
  • Tipped on its side at a 90 degree angle.

15
Neptune
  • Known as the blue world.

16
Pluto
  • Now known as a dwarf planet.
  • Does not fit into characteristics of terrestrial
    or gas.

17
Distance
  • The closer a planet or object to Earth the larger
    it looks.
  • The father away a planet or object is to Earth
    the smaller it looks.

18
Review
  • What planets are closest to the sun?
  • Terrestrial b. gas giants
  • What planets are the outer planets made of no
    known solid surfaces?
  • a. Terrestrial b. gas giants

19
Review
  • What planet is most like Earth?
  • Mercury b. Venus c. Mars
  • What planet has the most moons?
  • a. Venus b. Neptune c. Jupiter

20
Review
  • What is the largest planet in our solar system?
  • Mercury b. Venus c. Jupiter
  • What planet is tipped at a 90 degree angle?
  • a. Uranus b. Venus c. Neptune
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