Friday, January 6, 2017

Homework:  Study your planet charts

Today in class:

Power Standard 2 or 3 warm up

Comets, Asteroids and Meteoroids

Outer Planets discussion



Planet
Location
Size
Rotation
Revolution
Moons
Atmosphere
Fact 1
Fact 2


Jupiter


5th planet from the sun
largest planet
10 hours
about 12 years
53
hydrogen
helium
The red spot is a giant storm that has lasted over 300 years.
If Jupiter were larger it would have become a star


Saturn


6th planet from the sun
2nd largest planet
10.5 hours
a little longer than Jupiter
29.5 years
53
hydrogen
helium
Known for it’s thousands of rings
The density of Saturn is low enough that it would float (if there were an ocean large enough)



Uranus


7th planet from the sun
4 times the size of Earth
17 hours
retrograde
84 years
27
hydrogen
helium
methane
Rotates on it’s side and backwards
The methane gas gives it a “greenish” look


Neptune


8th planet from the sun
about the same size as Uranus
16 hours
165 years
13
hydrogen
helium
methane
Is sometimes farther away in it’s orbit than Pluto
One of it’s moons, Triton, orbits it backwards….. retrograde revolution

Sports on other Planets (optional activity)
NASA Data Table Link

Power Standards Remediation Groups

NASA Planet Data

Solar System Facts


Absent Students:  Pick up a "Planet Facts" chart when you return.