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There are two book pages on each printed page. Have the students cut each page in half along the dotted line. Staple the pages together at the left of the page, then read the book and color the pages.
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Skills practiced: reading, writing, coloring.
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Our Solar System, Introduction
Our Solar System
Our Solar System has eight planets (plus dwarf planets) that orbit the sun. The Earth is one of the planets.
The sun is at the center of the Solar System. The sun is a star.
Mercury is the planet closest to the sun. This small, hot planet has no moons.
Venus is the second closest planet from the sun. Venus is the hottest planet; it has no moon.
We live on the Earth, the third planet from the sun. The Earth has one moon.
Mars is the fourth planet from the sun. Mars is a red planet with two tiny moons.
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun. This gas giant is the biggest planet in our Solar System. It has many moons.
Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun. This gas giant has beautiful rings made of ice and rocks. It has many moons.
Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. It is a light-blue gas giant with many moons.
Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. This light-blue gas giant has many moons.
Pluto is a dwarf planet that usually orbits beyond Neptune. It is rocky and has one big moon (plus 2 tiny moons). There are many smaller dwarf planets.
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