Planet 10 - http://archive.planet-science.com/randomise/index.html?page=/planet10/index.html

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Click on orbits: Use the Zoom in/out button to observe the inner planets and the outer planets. Answer the following questions.

 

  1. You are looking “down” onto the planet as they revolve around the sun. Are they all going clockwise or counter-clockwise around the sun?

 

 

  1. Which planet is orbiting the sun the fastest? Why do you think this is so?

 

 

  1. Which planet is orbiting the sun the slowest? Why do you think so?

 

 

 

 

Continue to use this website and the one below to fill in the chart.

 

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_kids/AskKids/index.shtml

 

Planet

Day temp (°C/F)

Night temp (°C/F)

Rotation and Revolution

Gravity

Weight on planet?

Atmosphere

Mercury

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Asteroid   Belt

 

 

 

 

 

Jupiter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uranus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neptune