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Transcript
Solar System
3rd Grade
Katonya Beaubouef
Solar System
• The sun and all the objects that
orbit around it.
Orbit
• A path that an object takes as it
moves around the sun.
Planet
• A large body of rock or gas that
orbits around the sun.
Asteroid
• A large piece of rock or metal that
orbits the sun.
Different
asteroid
belts in our
solar
system
Comet
• A ball of dust and ice that orbits
around the sun.
The Sun
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Center of solar system
A star – ball of hot glowing gas
Very hot and large
All the planets orbit around it.
Name the 4 inner planets in
order from the sun.
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Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Name the 5 outer planets in order
from the sun.
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Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
Pluto
How are the inner planets the
same?
• Smaller and warmer
• Have rocky surfaces
• Have no more than 2 moons
How are the outer planets the
same?
• Made mostly of frozen gas
• Larger and colder
• Have more than 2 moons
What planet is the largest?
When is a comet visible from
Earth?
• A comet is visible when it passes
close to the sun.