Solar System: the Eight Planets

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Solar System: the Eight Planets


Solar system is the sun and objects that are gravitationally bound to it. There are eight planets in the solar system that travel around the sun. They are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The four inner planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars) are composed mainly of rock and metal. The four outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) are primarily composed of volatiles (gas and ice). Earth is the planet where we live.
Kids are naturally curious about the solar system where we live. They wonder what other planets look like? Is there life beyond Earth, and so on. Learning about the solar system can help kids better understand the world around us. It can also stimulate their mind, helping them build a love of science.
This worksheet shows the images of the eight planets in our solar system. Kids can easily see the different appearances of the planets. Mercury is grey; Venus is brown and grey; Earth is blue, brown green and white; Mars is red, brown and tan; Jupiter is brown, orange and tan, with white cloud stripes; Saturn is golden, brown, and blue-grey; Uranus is blue-green; and Neptune is blue. This worksheet is a great tool to introduce kids to the eight planets in our solar system.

Solar System: Planets Orbiting the Sun

Solar System: Planets Orbiting the Sun