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Solar System Quiz

Use this StudyStack to prepare for the planets quiz: 4th Grade

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Sun A ball of glowing gases in space, the center of our Solar System.
Orbit The path a smaller body takes around a larger body.
Venus The second planet from the sun, the hottest planet, nearly the same size as Earth.
Inner Planets A nickname given to the first four planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.
Saturn The fifth planet from the sun, famous for its spectacular icy rings.
Neptune The eighth and furthest planet from the sun, blue in color, with very high wind speeds and faint, uneven rings.
Mercury The closest planet to the sun, it has almost no atmosphere and no moons. It is the tiniest planet.
Mars The fourth planet from the sun is known for its reddish color. It has two tiny moons.
Jupiter The fourth and largest planet, this planet has more mass than the other seven planets combined. It has many moons and very faint rings.
Uranus The seventh planet from the sun is not the furthest planet from the sun, and yet it is the coldest. It has a ring system, many moons, and is tilted sideways in its orbit.
Outer Planets A nickname given to the four planets that are furthest from the sun: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. They are also called "gas giants".
Created by: briansegool