Introduction


Children are curious creatures. They want to know about everything they see around them. The solar system is one such thing that interests them a great deal. However, it is not easy to explain the solar system to kids in a way they would understand. This is where Sparkle Box School comes in. SparkleBox School is a home learning program that helps kids learn fun and interestingly. Today we are going to explore the solar system with  Sparkle Box School.

In this blog, we will talk about the solar system, how the solar system works and what are the different planets in the solar system.

 All your child needs to know about the solar system

What is the solar system? 

The solar system is a collection of eight planets that orbit around the sun. The planets in the solar system are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Each planet has its unique features.

For example, Mercury is the closest planet to the sun and the smallest planet in the solar system. Venus is the second closest planet to the sun and the hottest planet in the solar system. Earth is the third closest planet to the sun, the only planet with life on it. Mars is the fourth closest planet to the sun and is known as the red planet. The solar system also consists of two dwarf planets, Pluto and Ceres.

How does the solar system work?

All planets in the solar system orbit or go around the sun. The sun is at the center of the solar system, and all planets revolve around it. Earth completes one orbit around the sun in 365 days which we call a year. The solar system also consists of comets, asteroids, meteoroids, and other small celestial bodies.

Facts about all the planets of a solar system 

As mentioned earlier, the solar system consists of 8 planets. All the planets have their unique features.

Let's explore the facts about each solar system planet with sparkle box school.

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1) Mercury is the smallest and closest to the sun planet in the solar system. It has no moon. One day on Mercury lasts for 176 Earth days and one year (a solar day) lasts for 88 Earth days.

2) Venus is the second planet from the sun and is also known as Earth's sister planet because of its similarity in size, mass, gravity, etc. However, it has a very different landscape. One day on Venus lasts 243 earth days, and one year (a solar day) on Venus lasts 225 Earth days.

3) Earth: As we all know, this is the planet where we live. It is the third planet from the sun. One day on Earth lasts 24 hours, and one year (a solar day ) lasts 365 days.

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4) Mars: It is the fourth planet from the sun. It is also known as the red planet because of its rusty, reddish appearance. One day on Mars lasts for 24 hours, 39 minutes, and 35 seconds, and one year (a solar day) lasts for 687 Earth days.

5) Jupiter is the fifth planet in the solar system and the largest in the solar system. One day on Jupiter lasts for 9 hours, 55 minutes, and 30 seconds, while one year ( a solar day) lasts for 4,332.6 Earth days.

6) Saturn: It is the sixth planet in the form solar system. It has beautiful rings around it, consisting of ice and rock particles orbiting it. One day on Saturn lasts for 10 hours, 39 minutes, and 24 seconds, while one year ( a solar day) lasts for 10,759 Earth days.

7) Uranus: It is the seventh planet in the solar system. It is also known as the ice giant because it consists of ice. One day on Uranus lasts for 17 hours, 14 minutes, and 24 seconds, while one year ( a solar day) lasts for 30,687 Earth days.

8) Neptune: It is the eighth planet in the solar system. Its atmosphere consists of hydrogen, helium, and methane gas. One day on Neptune lasts for 16 hours 6 minutes and 36 seconds while one year ( a solar day) lasts 60,190 Earth days."

 Fun facts about planets for kids 

Some amazing facts about the solar system for kids

The solar system consists of the sun and its planetary system of eight planets, their moons, and various non-stellar objects. Every kid must know some amazing and surprising solar system facts.

1) The sun is the star at the center of the solar system and is the Earth's primary source of light and heat. The sun is huge! If it were hollow, we could fit 1 million Earth inside it.

2) The solar system has two types of planets- the inner and outer planets. The inner planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. They are called inner planets because they are closest to the sun. The outer planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

3) All of the solar system's planets orbit or travel around the sun in the same direction—from west to east.

5) The solar system formed about 4.6 billion years ago when a huge dust and gas cloud collapsed. As it collapsed, the cloud began spinning faster and flattening into a disk shape. The dust and gas particles collided and stuck together to form larger and larger clumps. Eventually, these clumps became planets. The leftover gas and dust formed into comets, asteroids, and meteoroids.

 Introducing your child to the solar system

6) Pluto was considered the solar system's ninth planet, but after further studies, it is now classified as a "dwarf planet."

7) There are billions of stars in the solar system, and each star has its solar system.

8) Our solar system is just a tiny part of the Milky Way galaxy. The Milky Way galaxy contains more than 100 billion stars and at least many planets.

9) Solar system is constantly changing! Discoveries are being made all the time. Scientists believe there are many more planets yet to be found. Who knows what else we'll discover about the solar system in the future!

Conclusion

The huge solar system contains many planets, stars, and other objects. It is constantly changing, and discoveries are being made all the time. Kids should learn about the solar system as it is a very important part of our universe. Sparkle box. School is the best place to learn about the solar system for kids. With Sparkle Box School, learning about the solar system is not only easy but also enjoyable for kids.

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