FC: Our Solar System
1: The Sun is a star found at the center of the Around 74% of the Sun’s mass is made up of hydrogen. Helium makes up around 24% while heavier elements such as oxygen, carbon, iron and neon make up the remaining percentage. Light from the Sun reaches Earth in around 8 minutes.
2: Mercury is the planet closest to the sun. Mercury has virtually no atmosphere. It however has small traces of an atmosphere which consists minute quantities of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Sodium, Potassium and argon.Mercury rotates slowly on its axis. It completes one rotation every 59 Earth days.
3: Venus is the second planet from the sun and the closest planet to Earth. Its atmosphere is made up mostly of carbon dioxide. Venus rotates so slowly that it orbits the sun faster than it can make one whole rotation on its axis. In other words, Venus has a longer day than year. It takes 243 days for Venus to make a rotation. And it takes 224 days for Venus to orbit around the sun.
4: The Earth is estimated to be 4.5 billion years oThe Earth weighs 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons. The earth rotates on its axis more slowly in March than in September ld. It travels through space at 660,000 miles per hour.
5: Mars is red because it is rusty. TheMars orbits the sun every 687 Earth days. The Martian “day” is about half a hour longer than Earth. At its brightest, Mars outshines every other planet apart from Venus. The thin atmosphere of Mars is made of mostly carbon dioxide re is a lot of iron in the soil, and the air on Mars has made it turn red-just like rusty iron on Earth.
6: Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System. Ancient Astronomers named Jupiter after the king of the Roman Gods. Jupiter is the 5th closest planet to our sun. The atmosphere of Jupiter consists of about 84 percent Hydrogen and about 15 percent helium, with small amounts of acetylene, ammonia, ethane, methane, phosphine, and water vapor.
7: Saturn is the second largest planet. Saturn has seven thin rings around it. Saturn's rings are made up of billions of pieces of rocks and dust. Saturn has over 30 known Satellites, but many of them are small and faint. Saturn has no solid surface. It is a giant ball of gas, but it does have a solid inner core.
8: Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. Because of the strange way it spins, nights on some parts of Uranus can last for more than 40 years. The planet's most extraordinary feature is the tilt of its rotational axis, which is almost perpendicular to the plane of the eclipitc, which means that it alternately has its north pole and its south pole turned towards the sun. Even though Neptune is further from the sun, Uranus is the coldest planet in the solar system.
9: After Pluto was declassified as a planet, Neptune became the farthest planet from the sun. Neptune is the stormiest planet. The winds there can blow up to 1,240 miles per hour, that is three times as fast as Earth's Hurricanes. The planet has has a system of thin dark rings but they are incomplete rings and are best described as arcs. Neptune is a sea blue color due to the methane gas in its atmosphere. Neptune once had a great dark spot similar to Jupiter.
10: "DANCE LIKE NOBODY'S WATCHING; LOVE LIKE YOU'VE NEVER BEEN HURT. SING LIKE NOBODY'S LISTENING; LIVE LIKE IT'S HEAVEN ON EARTH." -Mark Twain | CHERISH THE MOMENT
11: nknkn | S4E2. Students will model the position and motion of the earth in the solar system and will explain the role of relative position and motion in determining sequence of the phases of the moon. d. Demonstrate the relative size and order from the sun of the planets in the solar system.
12: LIFE ISN'T ABOUT BEING YOURSELF, BUT CREATING YOURSELF
13: EXPLORE YOUR WORLD
14: LIFE IS NOT GOING TO LIVE ITSELF
15: DO WHAT YOU LOVE
16: LIVE & LOVE
17: "A JOURNEY OF 1,000 MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP" - LAO-TZU
19: HAPPINESS IS NOT A DESTINATION. IT IS A METHOD OF LIFE. | ADVENTURE
20: LIFE CAN BE FUN IF YOU LIVE IT WELL
21: "DO NOT GO WHERE THE PATH MAY LEAD, GO INSTEAD WHERE THERE IS NO PATH AND LEAVE A TRAIL." - Ralph Waldo Emerson