Name a planet in our solar system?
The Solar System is made up of the Sun, 8 planets, dwarf planets and other celestial bodies. The planets orbit the Sun and are divided into inner rocky planets and outer gas giants. The Solar System also includes moons, asteroids, comets, dust and gas.
Exploring the Solar System
Sun: The star at the center of our Solar System. Planets: Large bodies that orbit the Sun. Celestial Bodies: Any natural object in space, such as planets, moons, asteroids and comets.
What do you think is the most fascinating part of the solar system?
- The planets
- The sun
- The moons
- The asteroids
- The stars
Mercury is the smallest planet in our Solar System and Venus is the hottest. Earth is the only planet known to have life. Jupiter has the most moons with a total of 67.
Draw / write: What is the difference between a planet and a star?
Draw / write: What other objects exist in the solar system besides planets?
How does the size of the planets compare to one another?
What are some similarities between the different planets?