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Our Solar System
Transcript of Our Solar System
Students will be able to identify basic components of our solar system, including the sun, planets, and Earth's moon.
Our Solar System
There are 8 planets and 1 sun in our solar system
They all circle the sun in what is called an "orbit."
Let's explore our Solar System some more!
Grey in color
The hottest planet
Earth is the only planet that has liquid water on its surface.
The center of our Solar System
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system.
Saturn in the 2nd largest planet in our solar system!
Uranus was discovered through telescope by William Herchel.
Neptune is the farthest planet from the sun.
*Which planet is referred to as the Red Planet?
Planets For Kids - Solar System Facts and Astronomy. (2013,
January 1). Retrieved September 8, 2014, from http://www.planetsforkids.org/planet.html
Saturn has rings made up of rocks and ice crystals.
Saturn is extremely light. If there was a big enough bath tub, it could even float!
It is extremely windy on this planet.
This planet contain 27 moons!
Uranus has a total of 13 rings.
It is the 7th planet from the sun.
It has a blue-green color due to the amount of mehane it contains.
Neptune has 14 moons and 5 rings.
Neptune has the strongest winds in our entire solar system!
The coldest temperatures in our solar system have been recorded here.
They are called Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune
It is the planet closest to the Sun
It is the second hottest planet
Has wrinkles, and the most craters of all the planets
There is no water or air on this planet!
Thick clouds lock in heat
This planet has no moons
Second brightest objects in the night sky
Known as Morning Star & Night Star
Has no moons
Volcanoes have recently been discovered
You could squeeze 1 million Earths in the Sun!
It takes light from the Sun 8 minutes to reach Earth
The sun is larger than all of the planet
The Sun is a Star!
Far away from Earth: 92.96 miles!
The Sun gives Earth LIFE!
It is the fifth planet in order from the sun.
It is the second planet from the sun!
Jupiter is the largest planet, and Mercury is the smallest planet.
The smallest planet
Mercury is closest to the Sun, and Neptune is the furthest
Earth is the third planet from the Sun & is the only planet with life!
The only planet that contains life.
The Earth is the third planet from the sun.
The Earth takes 365 1/4 days to complete its orbit around the sun.
Oceans cover almost 70 percent of Earth's surface.
Mars is referred to as The Red Planet because of it's red tint.
Mars is significantly smaller than Earth.
Consist of large mountains and canyons.
Covered by craters created by asteroids and meteorites hitting the planet.
Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos.
Mars has huge dust storms and a rocky planet surface.
The atmosphere is mostly hydrogen and helium.
Jupiter has 4 large moons, Lo, Europa, Granymede and Callisto.
Jupiter has 3 rings visible only when lit by the sun.
National Geographic: "Jovian Giant," (2014). Retrieved
September 14, 2014, from http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space
*The largest planet in the solar system is which planet?
*Which planet has four large moons?
*The farthest planet from the Sun is which planet?
*Which planet has a blue-green color?
*Which planet is the only one to contain life?
*What is the center of our Solar System?
Orbits the Earth
The moon is the brightest object in the night sky.
There is no weather on the moon and the temperature varies greatly.
The three main parts of the moon consist of the mantle, core and crust.
*What is the brightest object in the night sky?
4. Moon-natural satellite object that orbits a planet
2. Planet- object that orbits the a star. In our solar system, this star is the Sun
1. Solar System- in space, our solar system includes the Sun all the objects that orbit it due to gravity
3. Star- big, bright ball of burning gas that is held together by gravity
5. Sun- the biggest, brightest star and object in our Solar System. All the planets orbit around the sun
6. Orbit- the invisible path an object in space takes around another object in space, created by gravity
7. Universe- contains all the objects that exists-planet, stars, moons, and all other forms of matter and energy
Everything around us, our planet, the stars in the night sky, everything exists in our solar system. Our solar system is one of many that exist in our universe.
The only planet that is lying on it's side
Uranus is the only planet that lies on it's side
The 8 planets in our solar system are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune
*What are the 8 planets?
*What makes the planets circle in their orbits?
Fun Planet Facts for Kids - Cool Solar System Information &
Our Amazing Planets. (2014, July 24). Retrieved September 15, 2014, from http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/planets.html
Outer Space: "We are the Planets," The Solar System Song by
StoryBots. (2013, August 2). Retrieved September 15, 2014, from https ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHAqT4hXnMw
Station Teaching-Introduction/Station One
Before the lesson begins, the students will be introduced with the objective that will be met. The classroom will consist of three stations. Station one will consist of two teachers (Cari Alderton and Tonya Hamilton) that will present the objects that exists in our solar system. A fun, educational video is included to build the interests of the students. Students at this station will watch the video and listen to the teachers discuss the planets, Earth's moon, the sun and their characteristics. Tonya Hamilton will start the lesson by presenting the introduction. She will then present the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Earth's moon. Cari Alderton will present Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and the conclusion of the first station.
At this station, students will work independently to complete a word search of vocabulary words for the unit. The word search will familiarize students with the spelling of the words, preparing them for assessment.
The second station will be instructed by a third teacher (LaKrishia Hailey). At this station, vocabulary words will be presented to the students to further educate and assist them in comprehending. After the instructional part of this station, the children will play a short game of
to further assist students in learning vocabulary words.
Station Teaching- Station 2
At the third station, the students will work independently to complete a word search of vocabulary words for the unit. This assignment will help students learn and comprehend the spelling of their vocabulary words, preparing them for assessment.
After all stations are complete, a class assessment will be presented and completed by each student individually.
Teachers will each have a station to work independently with a smaller group of students. We chose station teaching because it calls for equal participation from each teacher and is a fun, timely, and effective way for the students to become engaged and learn.
Station Teaching- Station 3 & Assessment