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  Solar System

Internet Site Exploration

 

 Directions: Go to the following Internet sites and answer the questions below.

 

Site #1:

http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html

 

Click on the Level 1 Solar System tab; page down and click on The Moon.

 

1. Who was the first human to set foot on the Moon?

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2. What was the date the Lunar Module landed on the Moon's surface?

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3. What was recently discovered at the poles (top and bottom) of the Moon?

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Click the Back button; page down and click on The Sun.

 

4. What type of star is the Sun? _________________________

 

5. How old is the Sun? _________________________________

 

6. What are the storms on the Sun's surface called?

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Site #2

http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/subjects/astronomy/

 

Page down to The Earth; click on Atmosphere; click on Axis, Tilt, Seasons.

 

1. The Earth's seasons are a result of what?

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2. What degree is the tilt of Earth's axis?___________________

 

3. Why is summer warmer than winter?_____________________

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Page up and click on The Moon.

 

4. The Moon is on average how many miles away from Earth?

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5. Does the same side of the Moon always face the Earth?

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6. What is the daytime high temperature and the nighttime low temperature of the Moon?

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Site #3

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm

 

Click on the Earth on the left hand side of the page and answer the following questions.

 

1. One orbit of the Sun takes how many days?________________

 

2. How long does it take for the Earth to make one rotation?

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3. What is the Earth's distance from the Sun?

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Page back up and click on Earth's Moon and answer the following questions.

 

4. What is the name given to the Moon?____________________

 

5. When you see a dark spot on the Moon, what are you looking at?

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6. If a large object struck the Moon today, would it cause a

volcano? Why or why not?_____________________________

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Site # 4

http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html

 

Scroll down, enter your weight, click Calculate, and answer the following questions.

 

1. What is your weight on the Moon?_______________________

 

2. What is your weight on Mars?__________________________

 

3. What is your weight on Jupiter?________________________

 

4. What is your weight on Pluto?__________________________

 

5. What is your weight on the Sun?________________________

 

6. On which planet would your weight be nearly the same as on Earth?

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Site #5

http://www.astronomy.com/content/static/AstroForKids/default.asp

 

Click on the picture of the Sun and answer the following questions.

 

1. How long ago was the Sun formed?______________________

 

2. How long does it take for the Sun to spin one time?

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3. What is the temperature of the Sun's core?________________

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4. How many minutes does it take the Sun's light to travel to the Earth? _________________________________________________

 

5. How many Earth's could fit inside the Sun? ________________

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6. Why do sunspots appear dark?__________________________

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