The Planets
Study Guide

Learning the planets can be fun and very interesting. Many of the characteristics of the planets regarding their size, density, appearance, and movement are fascinating.

One easy way to remember the names of the planets and their order is to use the following memory verse.

 

My Very Enthusiastic Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mercury is closest to the Sun and the 2nd smallest planet.

 

 

Venus is the 2nd planet from the Sun and is very dense.

 

 

 

Earth is the 3rd planet from the Sun and the only one in which human life is sustainable.

Mars is the 4th planet from the Sun and has many characteristics like Earth.

Jupiter is the 5th planet from the sun and is the largest planet in the Solar System.

 

 

Saturn is the 6th planet from the Sun and has many visible rings surrounding it.

 

 

 

Uranus is the 7th planet from the Sun and is blue-green in color.

Neptune is the 8th planet from the sun and has a beautiful blue and white appearance.

Pluto is the 9th planet from the Sun and is the smallest planet in the Solar System.