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The Solar System

The Solar System

Author: Zaira Reyes

CA Earth Science Standard:

4.d. Students know that Earth is one of several planets that orbit the Sun and that the Moon orbits the Earth.


Students will learn that the solar system is made up of eight unique planets, the Sun, and the Moon.

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Why do planets revolve around the sun?

Captain it is time for lift off!

Be the captain on your own space mission as you explore the solar system. Click here to begin. 

The Moon

Get to know about our Moon 


Source: Moon Facts - Interesting Facts about the Moon (Luna). (2012, January 30). Retrieved May 12, 2015, from

Explore the Solar System!

Click here to get an inside look at the solar system and to learn many facts about the planets. 

Source: Solar System Tour. (n.d.). Retrieved May 12, 2015, from

Music Time Sing Along :D

How much do you weigh in Outer Space?

Click here to find out. 

Big Question!

Using everything you have learned explain in your science journal how many planets we have in our solar system and list them in order.