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To be able to label the Solar System Diagram BB Junior Pro Pack M-8




• Copy the template onto card.
• Read the definitions, then label the diagram.

SUN – The Sun is a star at the centre of our Solar System.
MERCURY – Mercury is the planet closest to the Sun.
VENUS – Venus is the second planet from the Sun. It is the hottest planet.
EARTH – Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the planet we live on.
MARS – Mars is a red planet and the fourth planet from the Sun.
JUPITER – Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun. This gas giant is the largest planet.
SATURN – Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun. This gas giant has large, beautiful rings.
URANUS – Uranus is a gas giant and is the seventh planet from the Sun.
NEPTUNE – Neptune is a gas giant and is usually the eighth planet from the Sun.
PLUTO – Pluto is a rocky planet that is usually the farthest planet from the Sun. It is the smallest planet.

See Junior Pro Pack M8

Additionally cut out discs in proportion to the size of each planet and get the young people to lay them on the floor or hang them on the wall the right distance apart
How can the moon eclipse the sun when the sun is seven times bigger ?. The distance from the earth to the sun is seven times further than from the earth to the moon


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