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Grade 3 Solar System
Write the letter from the solar system diagram that matches each term below.

Solar System


     D      Earth

     G      Saturn

     I      Neptune

     B      Mercury

     E      Mars

     H      Uranus

     A      Sun

     C      Venus

     F      Jupiter
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
To move in a circle around an object is to                .
  1. shadow
  2. eclipse
  3. rotate
  4. revolve
Grade 3 Solar System

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Our sun and all of the planets that travel around it are called the         solar         system.
Grade 3 Solar System

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Our Solar System has      8     planets revolving around the sun.
Grade 3 Planetary Motion

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Earth rotates on its       axis       .
Grade 3 Inner Planets
List three ways that Earth is different from the other inner planets:         oxygen         ,                 living things                , and,         water        
Grade 3 Outer Planets

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The largest planet in our solar system is           Jupiter          .
Grade 3 Sun

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The sun pulls on the Earth with a force called           gravity          .
Grade 3 Inner Planets

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The Earth has one        moon        that revolves around it.
Grade 3 Inner Planets
Which planet is pictured?
Planet Earth - Small
  1. Mars
  2. Earth
  3. Venus
  4. Neptune
Grade 3 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Is Pluto currently a planet?
  1. Yes
  2. No
Grade 3 Solar System
The sun and the objects that move around it make up a                solar system               .
Grade 3 Outer Planets

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The four planets farthest from the sun are called the                 outer planets                .
Grade 3 Planetary Motion

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The spinning of an object around its axis is called            rotation           .
Grade 3 Sun
Even though the sun is far away, it provides Earth with         light         and heat.
Grade 3 Outer Planets

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The names of the outer planets are           Jupiter          , Saturn,          Uranus         , and Neptune.
Grade 3 Sun
The sun provides us with         light         and        heat       .
Grade 3 Planetary Motion

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The word solar best relates to the word              sun              .
Grade 3 Sun
The sun is                .
  1. a star
  2. a moon
  3. a planet
Grade 3 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
A rocky object that orbits the sun
  1. Comet
  2. Meteor
  3. Star
  4. Asteroid
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