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The Solar System Answers

   1. Fill in the blanks:

  Mercury | Venus | Earth | Mars | Jupiter | Saturn | Uranus | Neptune 

 

   2. Which two planets is the asteroid belt located between?

  Mars and Jupiter

 

   3. Name two of the moons that Galileo discovered

  Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto 

 

   4. What is the Heliocentric model of the solar system?

  The theory that suggests that the earth revolves around the sun, heliocentric essentially means sun centred, so the sun is at the centre of the solar system

 

   5. What is the Geocentric model of the solar system?

  The theory that suggests that the earth is at the centre of the solar system and the moon, planets and sun all orbit around the earth.

 

   6. Which planet is famous for its rings?

  Saturn 

 

   7.  Which of the following planets is the biggest?

  A - Jupiter

 

   8.  Which of the following plants is the smallest?

  A - Mercury 

 

   9.  What is the sun mostly made up of?

  Hydrogen gas

 

   10. What is a natural satellite and a man-made satellite?

  A natural satellite is something that orbits a planet that is naturally orbiting it, for example, a moon. A man-made satellite is something that is placed in orbit by humans, for example, the international space station.