Solar System: Sun and Planets
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Solar system is the sun and objects that are gravitationally bound to it. There are eight planets in the solar system orbiting 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).
Kids are naturally curious about the solar system where we live. This curiosity can motivate kids to learn more. 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 cartoon worksheet shows the eight planets traveling around the sun. It captures the main features of the planets. 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, and it has a big ring; Uranus is blue-green, and it is the only known planet to rotate on its side; and Neptune is blue. This worksheet is a great tool to introduce kids to the eight planets in our solar system.