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Work Sheet # 1

Read:  You are the captain of the USS Copernicus.  Your job is to safely take your new crew on a voyage through the Solar System.  Before you can leave you must prepare yourself by gathering as much information as possible about the Solar System.  Here is a list of questions to help you prepare for your voyage. 

Hint:  Visit http://www.KidsAstronomy.com/solar_index.htm to find the answers.

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1.  If you leave the Earth traveling towards the Sun which planet will you come to first?  

 Pluto

 Neptune

 Venus

  Mercury

 

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2.  Which planet has the strongest gravity?

 Jupiter

 Saturn

 Earth

 Mars

 

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3.  Which planet does not have rings?  

 Uranus

 Mercury

 Jupiter

 Saturn

 

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4.  Which of the following planets has no moons?

 Earth

 Venus

 Mars

 Saturn

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5.  In your own words, what does Pluto mean? 

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6.  Would you want to land your ship on Jupiter's moon Io?  Why, or why not?

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7.  What part of the Solar System do you think is most interesting?  Why?

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Match:  Draw a line connecting each of the following features with its planet.  Some features might belong to more than one planet.