Our Solar System

Grade 2

Milky Way Galaxy

Our solar system is in the Milky Way Galaxy. Our solar system includes the Sun, eight Planets that orbit the sun, and many moons. The solar system has inner planets, an asteroid belt, and outer planets.

Our Planets

Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune

Compsition of the Solar System

The solar system is composed first of inner planets, which include Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Then there is a large asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The final part of the solar system is the outer planets, which include Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

The Earth

Earth is the only planet in the solar system that can support life. It is the third planet from the sun, and has liquid water. In fact, more than half of the planet is covered in water.

Vocabulary

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