Name one planet in the Solar System?
The Solar System includes the Sun, 8 planets, and many other objects, such as moons, comets, and asteroids. The Sun is the largest object in the Solar System and is the source of light and heat. The planets orbit the Sun and are divided into two categories: inner planets and outer planets.
The Solar System: An Overview
Planets: large, round objects that orbit around the Sun. Moons: objects that orbit around planets. Asteroids: small, rocky objects that orbit the Sun.
The core of the Sun's solar wind is more than 10 million degrees Celsius, even hotter than the surface of the Sun itself. A day on Venus is longer than a year. One day on Venus lasts for 243 Earth days. There is an asteroid with a ring system around it, similar to Saturn's.
Did you know?
What are the planets in our solar system?
What is the difference between a star and a planet?
What have you learned about our solar system?
What other questions do you have about our solar system?
Brain break: Draw an octopus playing the guitar
Question: How would you explain the solar system to another 6th grader? Clues: • The solar system consists of the sun and other celestial objects. • The planets, moons and asteroids orbit around the sun. • The sun is the center of the solar system. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Draw a picture of the solar system and label the planets and sun. B. Explain the planets and their orbits to your partner.
What is the largest planet in our solar system?
Which planet is closest to the Sun?
Which planet in our solar system has the most moons?
What is the name of the fifth planet from the sun?
What is the name of our galaxy that contains our Solar System?
- Whirlpool Galaxy
- Milky Way Galaxy
- Andromeda Galaxy
Work together in pairs: What are the four planets in our Solar System that are considered to be the inner planets?