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  1. Uranus By, John Michael

  2. Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun and is named after the Greek God of the sky in latin. It is the only planet whose name came from a figure in Greek mythology as opposed to Roman mythology.

  3. Because of the strange way it spins, nights on some parts of Uranus can last for more than 40 years.

  4. 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.

  5. Even though Neptune is further from the sun, Uranus is the coldest planet in the solar system.

  6. Uranus has 27 known satellites.

  7. In many Asian languages, Uranus' name is translated into “Sky king star”.

  8. Uranus mass is more than 14 times larger than Earth.

  9. Uranus and Neptune are both known as Ice Giants.

  10. It is the second least dense planet after Saturn.

  11. The planet was discovered in 1781 by William Hershel.

  12. It takes 30,685 Earth days for Uranus to complete an orbit around the sun.

  13. Uranus is known to be -300 degrees Fahrenheit.

  14. TEST ON THE NEXT FEW SLIDES. PLEASE GET A FEW PIECES OF PAPER.

  15. Question 1 of 10 • What planet is Uranus from the sun? • A. 5th • B. 6th • C. 7th • D. 8th

  16. Question 2 of 10 • In latin what Greek God is Uranus named after? • A. Sky • B. Water • C. Love • D. None of the above

  17. Question 3 of 10 • Because of the way Uranus spins how long can some parts of Uranus stay dark? • A. 10 years • B. 20 years • C. 30 years • D. 40 years

  18. Question 4 of 10 • About how much bigger is Uranus to Earth? • A. 11 times bigger than Earth • B. 12 times bigger than Earth • C. 13 times bigger than Earth • D. 14 times bigger than Earth

  19. Question 5 of 10 • How many known satellites does Uranus have? • A. 26 satellites • B. 27 satellites • C. 28 satellites • D. 29 satellites

  20. Question 6 of 10 • How many Earth days does it take Uranus to revolve around the sun? (for Uranus to have 1 year.) • A. 365 days • B. 685 days • C. 3,685 days • D. 30,685 days

  21. Question 7 of 10 • What year was the planet discovered? • A. 1768 • B. 1754 • C. 1781 • D. 1798

  22. Question 8 of 10 • Who discovered Uranus? • A. William Hershel • B. William Chessman • C. William Hershey • D. William Mandrake

  23. Question 9 of 10 • How cold is Uranus known to be? • A. -300 Degrees Fahrenheit • B. -200 Degrees Fahrenheit • C. -100 Degrees Fahrenheit • D. 0 Degrees Fahrenheit

  24. Question 10 of 10 • What is Uranus and Neptune known as? • A. Ice Giants • B. Fire Giants • C. Dirt Giants • D. Land Giants

  25. Answers to Questions 1 through 10 • 1. C. 7th • 2. A. Sky • 3. D. 40 years • 4. D. 14 times bigger than Earth • 5. B. 27 satellites • 6. D. 30,685 days • 7. C. 1781 • 8. A. William Hershel • 9. A. -300 degrees Fahrenheit • 10. A. Ice Giants

  26. The End • Thank you for watching the power point and participating in the Test. • Have a nice day. • This presentation was made on 01/27/10