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SPACE WORKSHEET
Mrs. Large's Second Grade WebQuest Page

Use the Star Child link for these questions

1. List the 4 inner planets.

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2. List the 5 outer planets.

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3. Mercury is about the size of Earth's_________________.

4. Why are Earth and Venus known as the twin planets?

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5. Seventy percent of the Earth's surface is covered by

________________________

6. Some of the meteorites on Earth are acutally pieces of the planet _________________.

7.The ____________ in the dirt on Mars gives Mars its red color.

8._________________ is the largest planet.

9.Scientists believe that the great red spot on Jupiter is a large ______________________.

10.Saturn has over ___________ rings.

11.__________________ is the only planet that rotates on its
side.

12.Neptune is very much like the planet ___________________.

13.Pluto is usually the farthest planet from the sun. What
planet sometimes is farther away than Pluto?_______________

14.A comet is made up of ____________, ______________, and

________________.

15.An asteroid is a bit of __________________.

16.The asteroid belt is between the orbits of what 2
planets? ________________ and ___________________

17.Describe the differences between:

a meteroid________________________________________________

a meteor__________________________________________________

a meteorite_______________________________________________

18.What is our closest star?______________________________

19.What are sunspots?_____________________________________

20.Why can't people live on the moon?

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Now you will become an expert on your assigned planet.
Use the links SpaceKids and Zoom Astronomy for this.

Planet's name ________________________

Order from sun __________________________________________

Diameter_________________________________________________

Distance from sun________________________________________

Number of moons__________________________________________

Daytime temperature______________________________________

Nightime temperature_____________________________________

Time it takes to rotate__________________________________

Time it takes to orbit the sun___________________________

Special nickname_________________________________________

Special facts or characteristics_________________________

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List special facts about your assigned space term here.
You may use any of the first 3 sites to look for facts.

My assigned space term is________________________________.

Definition_______________________________________________.

Special or interesting facts about my space term

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