Learn about the Planets in Our Solar System
Let’s start with a Game
More to Know
To be called a planet, a planet must do three things: it must orbit a star, it must be big enough to have enough gravity to force a spherical shape, and it must be big enough that its gravity cleared away any objects of a similar size near its orbit. – NASA Space Place
The current count orbiting our star: eight – Pluto is considered a dwarf planet.
There are more planets than stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. Thousands of planets have been discovered beyond our solar system. Scientists call them exoplanets (exo means “from outside”). – NASA Science
How about a Memory Card Game to see if you can match the name to the Planet? There are two sets of 4.