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Space Webquest 3/20
Due Date: 3/20/2018
Subject: 6th Grade Science

Name ___________________________________ Date ___________ Class _________  

Solar System Data 

 

http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/welcome.htm (click on Planet Profiles)  

Complete the following table for each planet. 

 

 

Rotation (Earth Days or Hours) 

Revolution (Earth Days) 

Atmosphere Description 

Planet Type  

(Rocky or Gassy) 

Number of Moons 

Size (Diameter) 

Distance from the Sun 

Mercury 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venus 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earth 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mars 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jupiter 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturn 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uranus 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neptune 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using What You Know 

Use your data table from above, answer the following questions. 

 

  1. List the planets from smallest to greatest. 

 

  1. Which planet is the fourth largest planet?   

  1. Approximately how much larger is Earth than Mars?   

  1. What two planets could fit into Jupiter with the least amount of room leftover?   

 

  1. What planet has the longest day?  How long?   

  1. What planet has a similar day as Earth?   

  1. Which planet has a longer day than its year?   

  1. On what planet would you celebrate the most birthdays?   

  1. On what planet would you celebrate the fewest birthdays?   

  1. What planets do not have any known moons?   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Weight on Other Worlds 

  1. State your weight (or an estimate):   

  1. Write your weight on each of the following eight planets: 

 

Mercury 

 

Venus 

 

Earth 

 

Mars 

 

Jupiter 

 

Saturn 

 

Uranus 

 

Neptune 

 

 

  1. What factor controls what you weigh on a particular planet?  

 

 

  1. State your age and birth date:  

  1. Write your age on each of the following eight planets: 

Mercury 

 

Venus 

 

Earth 

 

Mars 

 

Jupiter 

 

Saturn 

 

Uranus 

 

Neptune 

 

 

  1. What factor controls how old you are on a particular planet?  

 

Asteroids and Comets 

  1. Describe the composition of a comet. 

  1. Where do comets come from? 

 

1. Describe an asteroid. 

2. How many large asteroids are in the solar system and what is the name of the largest? 

3. Is the Earth in danger of being “smashed” by an asteroid? 

 

Choose four games that relate to the solar system.  Play the game, rate the game, and explain how it relates to the solar system. 

Game Name 

Game Rating:1(low)-3(high) 

Solar System Relation 

1. 

 

 

2. 

 

 

3. 

 

 

4.