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The Planets 2

In this worksheet, students will answer questions about the planets and their orbits around our solar system.

'The Planets 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Earth and Space

Curriculum subtopic:   Movement of Earth and the Planets

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Here is our incredible solar system which has fascinated humans for all time:

 

Solar System

 

In our solar system, some planets ORBIT nearer the Sun than Earth, and some planets ORBIT further away from the Sun than Earth. 

 

The time it takes for a planet to travel once around the Sun is called a YEAR. Planets further away from the Sun have longer years because it takes longer to travel the distance.  Have a think about that.

 

Planets spin at different speeds to the Earth, so their days are not 24 hours. (Venus has a day which lasts 243 Earth days!).  Have a longer think about that!

 

Does that mean that on Venus your birthday is always tomorrow?!  Let's have a look at our solar system....

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