The Solar System Questions

Hello all,

In today’s Science lesson we had a couple of questions that we were not too sure about… and you all scratched your heads to look confused for this blog!!

 

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So these were the questions:

1) Can you think of a better acrostic poem or set of words to help us to remember the order of the planets? Our current model is:

My

Very

Easy

Method

Just

Speeds

Up

Naming

Planets

2) We discussed what it would be like living (or not!) on Mercury. Mr Inman asked the question ‘Would we have night and day on Mercury?’

Have a go at researching this question and post an answer. With question 1; try making one up for yourself that is personal to you! I had a go but unfortunately non of the planets begin with the letter ‘I’!!

24 thoughts on “The Solar System Questions

  1. Pluto is no longer classified to be a planet.AT first , some scientists, were foolish enough to fall for the only requirement it had.Orbiting the sun and having moons.So , it is called a dwarf planet.Compared to the Earth, it is 0.6% of Earth!And , the sun is a dwarf star.(a fireball but quiet small).The biggest KNOWN STAR, which means it is not the biggest star out there.There are numbers that would run into millions and quadrillions!VY Canis majoris , is the biggest KNOWN red giant here is a picture of it compared to the sun!
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    stars like the sun , are nothing compared t red giants like VY CANIS MAJORIS SO WE call them dwarfs.And planets like pluto , we call PLUTAIONS. ill call pluto and the sun and ill bring them in to speak.WHACH OUT FOR THE FIRE BALLS!

  2. This is an easy way to remember the planets!!!Many Violent Evil Maniacs Join Swiftly Under Nationalism
    Mary’s Violet Eyes Make Johnny Stand Up Now Period
    Men Very Easily Make A Jug Serve Useful Needs
    Mercury Viewed Earth’s Many Aspects Joyfully Sitting Under
    Neptune
    Mom Visits Every Monday, Just Stays Until Noon, Period
    Most Volcanoes Errupt Mullberry Jam Sandwhiches Under Normal Pressures
    Most Volcanoes Errupt Mullberry Jam Sandwiches Under Neptune
    Mother Very Thoughtfully Made a Jelly Sandwich Under No Protest
    Murky conVention’s Efforts Mar *Series
    My Very Easy Method Just Set Up Nothing
    My Very Easy Method Just Simplifies Us Naming Planets
    My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets
    My Very Easy Method, Just Say You Know Planets
    My Very Easy Method: Just Sleep Until Noon
    My Very Easy Method: Just SUN
    My Very Easy Mother Just Sat on Uncle Ned!
    My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos

  3. Why is Pluto no longer a plannet?

    Pluto is not a planet because it doesn’t meet the necessary requirements needed to be a planet.

    The requirements are:

    It needs to be in orbit around the sun–Yes, Pluto does orbit the sun.

    It needs to have enough gravity to pull itself into a spherical shape — Pluto has sufficient gravity to have become spherical. (This is called hydrostatic equilibrium, by the way.)

    It needs to have “cleared the neighborhood” of its orbit — Uh oh. Here’s the “problem” with Pluto. According to this IAU rule, Pluto is not a planet.

    I have found some of the facts on the internet to help me
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    • Pluto does HAVE enough gravity to pull it self into a spherical shape. wich we call …hydroste…hydrostatic eqrr… equilibrium
      Do not ok get it confused with hydrostatic pressure ! GOOD LU…LUCK

  4. 3 ways on how to remember all the planets

    My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine
    My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine
    My Very Elderly Mother Just Sat on Uncle Ned

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  5. Here are are a few I found on the internet.

    Mary’s Violet Eyes Make Johnny Stand Up Now period
    Men Very Easily Make A Jug Serve Useful Needs
    Mercury Viewed Earth’s Many Aspects Joyfully Sitting Under Neptune
    Mom Visits Every Monday, Just Stays Until Noon, Period
    Most Volcanoes Erupt Mulberry Jam Sandwiches Under Normal Pressures

    I researched that you cannot have day and night on Mercury.The reason is that Mercury, has a very thin surface.So thin , its surface is thinner than the surface of Mars.And Mars is so thin that you can land on it like you can on the moon.The reason for this, is that the sun’s atmosphere , is sending fire balls at Mercury.

    BY ABDI AND A LITTLE HELP FROM COUSIN IN UNIVERSITY!

    • I’m not sure that this is accurate; although night and day are very different on Mercury than they are on Earth. In fact, a day in Mercury would take 59 days!! (if this was a school day, school would start on January 1st and end on roughly February 15th – and that would only be one day!!! I guess lunch would be about 5 days long starting on the 23rd January)!!

  6. My

    Very

    Educated

    Mother

    Just

    Served

    Us

    Nachos

    In order the planets are Mercury,Venus,Earth,Mars,Jupiter,Saturn,Uranus,Neptune,Pluto. Pluto isn’t known as a planet anymore because people think now it is just a piece of rock now.

  7. Here is my fastest way of saying the planets in order.
    My

    Very

    Educated

    Mum

    Just

    Sees

    Uncle’s

    Neighbour’s

    Parrot

    I think that Mercury won’t have day and night because around Mercury there are no moons going around. The only planets without moons are Mercury and Venus.

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