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Solar System Vocabulary (Grade 6)

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Solar System Vocabulary

Instructions: Use the word bank to complete each statement about the solar system.

Word Bank: asteroid; dwarf planet; solar system; inner planets; sun; orbit; outer planets; planets; comet; star

1. 
The sun and all bodies that revolve around it make up the                               .
2. 
The sun is the only                        in our solar system.
3. 
The                        is located at the center of the solar system.
4. 
Large bodies that revolve around the sun are called                         .
5. 
The                                  are the four planets of the solar system that are closest to the sun - Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.
6. 
The                                  are the four planets of the solar system farthest from the sun - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
7. 
Pluto is no longer a planet, it is now a                               .
8. 
The path the Earth takes as it moves around the sun in space:                       
9. 
                       is a small, rocky object that orbits the sun.
10. 
A                        is an icy rock that has a bright tail when it comes close to the sun.
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