Georgia Science Standards for Second Grade • S2CS5 Students will communicate scientific ideas and activities clearly. • S2E1 Students will understand that stars have different sizes, brightness, and patterns. • S2E2 Students will investigate the position of the sun and moon to show patterns throughout the year.
Table of Contents • The Earth • The Planets in the Solar System • Mercury • Venus • Mars • Mars website • Jupiter • Saturn • Uranus • Neptune • Pluto • Inner planets/Outer planets • Asteroid Belt website • Bar chart to show number of moons for each plan • Pie chart to compare number of moons • The Moon revolves around the earth • Moon videoclip • Special code for planets • Check answers • The Milky Way • Websites to learn more
We live on the planet Earth.Earth belongs to a family of planets called the solar system.
The Sun is in the middle of the solar system. Click to go back to code.
Mercury is the closest planet to the sun.It is very hot.The Earth’s moon and Mercury are about the same size.
Venus is the second planet from the sun.It is the hottest planet in our solar system.The Earth and Venus are about the same size.
Mars is called the red planet.It is the fourth planet from the sun. Mars website Click here to learn more
The fifth planet from the sun is Jupiter. • It has orange and white clouds that make it look like it has stripes. • Jupiter has a Great Red Spot. • The spot is a storm like a • hurricane.
Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun.It has thousands of rings.Saturn revolves around the sun once every 29 years.
Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. It has a greenish color.Uranus is four times the size of earth.
Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. It is blue. Uranus and Neptune are about the same size.
The smallest planet in our solar system is Pluto.It would take a space ship 15 years to reach this planet.
The Solar System is divided into two kinds of planets. • An Asteroid Belt divides the inner and outer planets. • Click on the line below to learn about the Asteroid Belt. • Asteroid Belt website
Compare the number of moons. What planet has the greatest number of moons? Pluto, Mercury, and Mars do not have a moon.
The moon revolves around the earth. It take about 27.3 days to go all the way around. • moon video clip
Can you name all of the planets in order? Use the code below to help you. • My • Very • Eager • Mother • Just • Served • Us • Nine • Pickles. Click here to check your answers.
The Milky Way • A bright line of stars stretching across the sky is the Milky Way Galaxy. • Our sun and the solar system are a small part of this galaxy.
To learn more about space check out these websites. Solar System Quiz • See photographs of all of the planets. • Click here for more facts about the solar system. This is really neat!