Solar System: Planets Orbiting the Sun
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When kids look up at the sky, they wonder what are the sun, the moon, and the twinkle stars. This curiosity will motivate kids to learn more. Parents could grab this opportunity to introduce kids to the solar system, inspiring them to explore the space. Learning astronomy could help kids better understand the world around us. It also helps them to realize how important and fragile our earth is, and gain an appreciation for the precious natural resources.
Solar system is the sun and the objects orbit it. There are eight big planets in the solar system. They are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. All eight planets travel in nearly circular paths called orbits, with the sun at the center. The gravity of the sun holds all planets in orbits, keeping them from floating away. Earth is the planet where we live, and it is the only planet where life is found.
This cartoon worksheet demonstrates the eight plants travel around the sun in their orbits. Kids could easily see the four inner planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars), and the four outer planets(Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune). This worksheet is an excellent tool to introduce kids to the basic knowledge and concepts about solar system.