Astrological Planets –There are eight planets in the Solar System. In order of increasing distance from the Sun, they are the four terrestrials, Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, then the four gas giants, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus,  Neptune. Pluto was discredited by some...but I'm not buying it! lol

In Western astrology, the location and movements of the astrological planets, sun and moon are major influences of the traits associated with the zodiac signs. The exact position of the planets,…

Planet Flip Book FREEBIE! An interactive way to introduce the planets and their order from the sun.

Planet Flip Book This would be great for learning about the planets if you put facts about the planets on the inside.

Teaching the solar system using toilet paper to show the planet distance

Toilet Paper science: Mercury, the closest planet to the sun was 3 sheets of toilet paper from the sun. Neptune, the farthest planet from the sun, was 224 sheets of toilet paper from the sun.

More energy from the sun hits Earth every hour than the planet uses in a year

Solar System Scale: Third Stone from the Sun, We Are! The Sun Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune

From Quarks to Quasars » Supernovae may Drive Evolution on Earth:

The Center of a Black Hole: Infinitely Massive Singularity or Portal into another Universe?

Solar System Game Show - Give clues about each planet and have the contestants help put the planets in order from the Sun.  We did this for The Museums Strike Back but would consider it again for Astronomy Day.

Solar System Game Show - Give clues about each planet and have the contestants help put the planets in order from the Sun. We did this for The Museums Strike Back but would consider it again for Astronomy Day.

Eight planets and a dwarf planet in our Solar System, approximately to scale. Pluto is a dwarf planet at far right. At far left is the Sun. The planets are, from left, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Credit: Lunar and Planetary Institute

The outer planets of our Solar System at approximately relative sizes. From left, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Credit: Lunar and Planetary Institute

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