The solar system is composed of the Sun and all the objets that orbit it: planets, moons....
The larget objets are planets while the rest are moons or dwarf planets. There are eight planets, the smallest is Mercuriy which , in turns, is smaller than some moons.
Most of the solar system mass is the sun and the largest planet is Jupiter. The fourth smalles planets which are the closest to the sun (Mercury, Venus, Earth and Marts) are compact planets, made of rock and metal. On the other hand Jupiter and Saturn are mainly gasy planets composed of helium and hidrogene. The two outer planets (Uranus and Neptune) are frozen and composed of ice.
There are also asteroids, they make what has been called the asteroid belt which is between mars and Jupiter. The asteroids are , in turns of composition, alike to the four closest planets. They are made of rock and metal.
Beyond Neptune there are , what have been defined as "dwarf planets". These are not actualy planets but large enough to have their own gravity. There are thousands of them, nonetheless the largest are the asteroid Ceres , Eris and Pluto which was thought to be a planet. In addition to all of these we can also find interplanetary dust, comets and centaurs.
The solar system is located in the Orion Arm, within the Milky Way.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Let's sea our planet earth in context. Zoom in from our galaxy "the milky way" and get to know a little better the planets: orbits, what are they made of, appearance, and also satelites ... and other things you may are looking eager to learn. Have fun learning !!!
Monday, March 21, 2016
Thursday, March 17, 2016
I sincerely welcome all of you willing to enjoy an take part in this blog. The blog is intended to back up my students learning at the classroom and to iniciate new contents prior to the regular class session. Exercises, experiments and some activities will be included which will be, also, useful to reinforce what learnt in the classroom. I hope it is of your liking at home with your sons.
Obviously all the contents will be in English the same as at school.
Doy la bienvenida a todos aquellos que quieran disfrutar de este blog. El blog está ideado para complementar el aprendizaje de mis alumnos en el aula y para introducir nuevos contenidos previos a la clase. Además se incluirán diversos ejercicios, experimentos y actividades que servirán para reforzar lo trabajado en clase. Espero que sea de vuestro disfrute en casa con vuestros hijos.
Obviamente los contenidos serán en inglés como en el colegio.