Solar System - The Planets of the Solar System
Our solar system includes many different planets. In the drawing below, click your mouse on each planet to find its name and a short bit of information about that planet. Keep in mind that the following model of the solar system shows the correct order of the planets, but the sizes of the planets or their distances from each other are not drawn to scale.
Notice the order of the planets. Make sure you view information for all the planets.
- Which planet is closest to the sun?
- Which planet is the farthest away from the sun?
- A good way to remember the order of the planets is to memorize the following sentence. My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas. Do you get it? Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto!
Now it is time for you to take The Planet Quiz. Click on your choice for the correct answer. Need a hint, or want more information? Click on the photo of the planet to the left of the question. Photos courtesy of NASA.
Check your answers by highlighting the box!