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Science Homework - The Solar System

Published Monday, November 22, 2010.
Last updated: Monday, November 22, 2010

The Solar System


Monday 22 November

Due Monday 29th November

You have a choice this week:

If you'd like to be creative - complete Task 1.

 Or  complete the questions from Task 2 & 3

Task 1

You are the Captain of  the Starship Enterprise and your expedition is to explore the Solar System.

Return with data you have gathered from the planets that share our Sun.

Your information will help to decide if humans can survive on any of these planets.

Which ever task you choose, visit the following sites, as they are fun to explore.


Task 2:

Complete the following sentences:


1. There are _________ planets in the solar system.


2. The Sun, Earth and remaining planets are roughly _________________ in shape.


3. _______________ is the planet nearest to the Sun.


4. Earth is the ______________ planet from the Sun.


5. ___________ is the fourth planet from the Sun.


6. ______________ and ______________ are the coldest planets.


7. ________________ is the largest planet.


8. The sun is made up of ___________________________________.


9. The planets move around the Sun in a path called an ______________.


 The Earth

Task 3:

Are the following statements true or false?


1. All daylight and hot weather comes from the Sun.  __________________


2. The Earth is always spinning around. ____________________


3. The Earth spins/rotates on its axis. __________________


4. It takes the Earth 22 hours to spin around once. __________________


5. It is day-time when the Earth faces the Sun. __________________


6. It is night-time when the Earth faces the Sun. __________________


7. When it is night-time for us, it is day-time for people living on the other side of the Earth. __________________


8. The Sun moves in the sky. __________________

Comment By Jo 

Can you write about the new planet Glise (Goldilocks)?

Published on Monday, November 22, 2010
Comment By Grace 

Learning about Earth, sun and moon is pretty intresting! imagine one day we get to live on the moon!

Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Comment By Charisse 5J 

I love this homework!
I'm imagining that i'm really in space!

Published on Friday, November 26, 2010