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Nine Planets Review Grade 6

Review for grade 6 Science, Solar System.

Named after the Roman messenger god.Mercury
No known satelites.Mercury
8th largest planetMercury
Known as the morning and evening star.Venus
Named after the Roman goddess of love.Venus
Very high temperatures caused by the greenhouse effectVenus
Rotates clockwise;sun rises in west and sets in east.Venus
5th largest planet.Earth
Has 8 major tectonic plates.Earth
1 satelite called moon.Earth
Surface is 75% water and 25% land.Earth
Rotates once every 24 hours.Earth
Revolves around the sun every 365 1/4 days.Earth
3rd from the sun.Earth
Known as the red planet.Mars
Gets color from rust (iron oxide).Mars
Named after Roman god of War.Mars
The most similar to Earth.Mars
Was water and then turned to ice.Mars
Largest planet.Jupiter
Named after Roman king of gods.Jupiter
Has great red spot.Jupiter
Red spot is a storm that is 3 times the size of Earth.Jupiter
Has 16 moons.Jupiter
Contains more matter than all other planets combined.Jupiter
Largest moon called Titan.Saturn
2nd largest planet.Saturn
Would float if placed in water.Saturn
Has rings made of particles of ice and rock.Saturn
Has 18 satelites.Saturn
Very strong winds in the atmosphere.Saturn
Called the sideways planet.Uranus
One of the gas giants.Uranus
Atmosphere made of helium and hydrogen.Uranus
Has blue cloud layer made of methane.Uranus
4th largest planet.Neptune
Has great dark spot.Neptune
Observed in 1994 by HST-Hubble Space Telescope.Neptune
Farthest planet from sun.Pluto
Smallest planet.Pluto
Never been visited by a spacecraft.Pluto
One satelite called Charon.Pluto
Named after Roman god of the underworld.Pluto
Has atmosphere 77% nitrogen and 21% oxygen.Earth
Sister planet to Earth.Venus

Ms. Robinson

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