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Exploring the Planets

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Jason Hanlon

on 4 April 2011

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Transcript of Exploring the Planets

The Sun Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto Mercury is the closest planet to the sun and is much smaller than the sun.
1 day on Mercury lasts about 180 Earth days.
Venus is the closest planet to Earth.
1 day on Venus is the same as 243 Earth days. Mars is the second smallest planet.
Some people believe that Mars has/ had the potential to sustain life.
Jupiter is the largest planet. It is over 10 times larger than Earth.
1 day on Jupiter is only 11 earth hours.
Saturn is a bit smaller than Jupiter and is has 7 rings around it.
It is made up of all gas.
Uranus is 14 times larger than Earth.
It is the coldest planet.
Neptune is the Blue Planet.
It contains winds that can exceed 1000 mph.
Pluto is no longer considered a planet.
It is now considered a dwarf planet.
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This presentation was created in order to give students a quick and brief refresher lesson on all of the planets and their characteristics in our solar system. This information will be important for them to recall in order complete a group project that will be assigned later in the unit. 3.3.B. Origin and Evolution of the Universe
Compare and
contrast the size,
composition, and
surface features of
the planets that
comprise the solar
system as well as the
State Standards Purpose
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