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Objects in Our Solar System
Introduction
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Questions
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Big Question
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Resources
Introduction
Our Solar System is made up of many different objects; planets, stars,
moons. Some planets may have more than ten moons or none at all. The
moon has different phases. The planets are in constant motion. Stars
"shine". Answer the questions below, using the resources, to expand your
knowledge of our Solar System.
Questions
1. How many planets are there in our solar system?
2. How much farther from the Sun is Earth than Mars?
3. Which planet has a spot that is thought to be a storm?
4. Compare and contrast two planets of your choice (not Earth).
5. Which planet(s) have no moon?
6. What are stars?
7. What makes stars "shine"?
8. What is the difference between a comet and a shooting star?
9. Draw the phase of the moon on today's date.
10. What is the name of the full moon that appears closest to the first day
in Autumn?
11. Why does the moon's appearance change throughout the week, month,
year?
12. What is space?
Big Question
Your friend would like to visit another planet in the solar system but
he/she is not sure which planet to visit. Using what you know about each of
the planets, recommend a planet to visit. Make sure to include specific facts
to support your recommendation.
Resources
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http://inspire.ospi.wednet.edu:8001/curric/space/planets/index.html
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http://www.germantown.k12.il.us/html/solsys.htm
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http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/Space/Stars/
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http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/News/1999/News-HarvestMoon.asp
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http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~sanjayl/planets/qanda/hawthrne.htm