4th Grade Planets

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What do you Know about planets? 
Raise your hand and I will write anything about the planets you know up on the board

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Students will learn about the position of the planets from the sun. 

Students will be able to identify the planets in Earth's solar system 

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The Sun

  • The sun is the only star in our solar system 
  • Nothing can survive without the sun 
  •  About one million Earth's could fit inside the sun 
  • The sun is the center of our solar system
  • All planets orbit around it

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  • The closest planet to the sun  
  • Mercury's surface has lots of craters and hills 
  • Mercury orbits the sun in 88 days 
  • It is inhabitable on Mercury (which means their can be no life) because of extreme temperatures

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  • The second planet from the sun 
  • The orbital period around the sun is 225 days
  • Lots of volcanic activity (1,600 volcanos) 
  • The surface temperature could melt lead
  • There are sandstorms up to 450 mph

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Our home! 
  • Orbital period is 365 days ( 1 year)
  • The Earth was formed over 4.5 billion years ago 
  • The only planet able to sustain human life 
  • The Earth has one moon but no rings
Lets take a moment and talk to the person next to you about a place on earth you want to go some day and some place you have already visited! 

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  • The fourth planet from the sun 
  •  Mars has a rusty red color, known as "The Red Planet"  
  • Its orbital period is 687 days 
  • Mars is one of the most explored places in our solar system
  •  Very large dust storms

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  • Fifth planet from the sun 
  • The orbital period is 12 years!
  •  The planet is made up of gases and liquids swirling around
  • Lots of storms, especially at what is called " The Great Red Spot" 
  • The Great Red Spot is big enough to hold two Earth's 

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  • The sixth planet from the sun
  • Saturn has 30 or more rings
  •  Orbital period is 29 years
  • Saturn also has 62 moons
  • Just like Jupiter, Saturn doesn't have a true surface. Instead, Saturn is made up of mainly gas. 

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Uranus and Neptune 
  •  Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun 
  • Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun 
  • Both planets are considered to  be "ice giants" 
  • Uranus's orbital period is 84 years 
  • Neptune's orbital period is 165 years
  • Both of the planets extreme cold temperatures to not allow any life to take place or thrive 

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Lets Review 
The first Planet is - Mercury 
The second planet is - Venus 
The third planet is - Earth 
The fourth planet is - Mars 
The fifth planet is - Jupiter 
The sixth planet is - Saturn 
The seventh planet is - Uranus
The eighth planet is - Neptune 

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Exit Ticket 
Using Padlet I want each of you to scan the qr code below. Here I want you to answer two questions - 
1) What is the correct order of the planets 
2) Write a couple sentences on your favorite planet and why

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