Solar System

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Objectives -

Warm up –Each class I will introduce a skill listed in the vocab section and demonstrate how to use it in Powerpoint

Tech lab #9

Evidence of best practice – students will be able to refer to the video and helpful tips on my wiki at anytime they get stuck, peer instruction

Click on the links to find the answer about our SOLAR SYSTEM!!

The Solar System
1. The solar system is our ?????? that travels around it.
2. Our solar system is ?????? in shape.
3. Eight known planets and their moons, along with , ??????, and other space objects ?????? the sun.

4. The sun spins slowly on its ?????? as it ?????? around the galaxy.
5. The sun also produces big explosions of energy called ??????.

The Planets
6. A planet is large space objects which ?????? around a star.
7. There are two groups of planets named ?????? planets and ?????? planets.

8. Mercury is about the same size as our ??????.
9. Mercury can only be seen from Earth just before ?????? or just after ??????, but not in the middle of the night.

10. Venus is called the ??????, because it looks so bright to us from Earth.
11. This planet is unusual because it ?????? in a direction opposite that of all the other planets.

12. Seventy percent of the Earth's surface is covered by ??????.
13. It has an atmosphere made up of many different ??????, but mainly it is nitrogen and oxygen.

14. The ?????? is what gives Mars its red color.
15. Mars also has some of the tallest ?????? and some of the deepest ?????? in our solar system.

16. Jupiter is so large that all of the other ?????? in the solar system could fit inside of it!

17. Saturn is surrounded by over 1,000 rings made of ?????? and ??????.
18. The size of the ?????? in the rings range from pebble size to house size.

19. Uranus is large enough to hold ?????? planets the size of the earth.
20. The cold ?????? is what gives Uranus its blue-green color.

21. Neptune has winds in its atmosphere which blow at over ?????? kilometers per hour.
22. Neptune has ?????? moons.

23. Since the year 2000, astronomers realized that Pluto was ?????? the other eight planets but very much like a new group of objects found in the outer solar system. In 2006, astronomers re-classified Pluto to be a ?????? planet.
24.Pluto has ?????? moons. Pluto's largest moon, ??????, is half the size of Pluto.

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