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Size of the Planets

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Size of the Planets

Earth & Space Science

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You will get to learn about the many celestial objects found in our solar system, including planets, moons, meteors, and asteroids.

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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Compare planets by size.

Everything You'll Have Covered

Which are the smallest planets in the solar system?

~ The rocky planets?Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars?are the smallest planets in the solar system.

Which are the largest planets in the solar system?

~ The gas giants?Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune?are the largest planets in the solar system.

Which planet is the largest in our solar system?

~ Jupiter is the largest planet in the whole solar system.

How large is the diameter of the solar system's largest planet compared to that of Earth?

~ Jupiter's diameter is 11 times greater than that of Earth.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be familiar with the following terms: gas giants, planets, and rocky planets.
Course Earth & Space Science
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary gas giants, planets, rocky planets