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Handout 2: Planet Name Worksheet

Used with permission from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 390 Ashton Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112. Originally developed by Dennis Schatz (Pacific Science Center) for Family ASTRO. Adapted by Anna Hurst. Copyright 2006, Astronomy from the Ground Up, Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

The Sun is a star at the center of our solar system.

Mercury — closest to the Sun

Venus — second planet from the Sun

Earth — third planet from the Sun

Mars — fourth planet from the Sun

Jupiter — fifth planet from the Sun

Saturn — sixth planet from the Sun

Uranus — seventh planet from the Sun

Neptune — eighth planet from the Sun

Pluto (dwarf planet) — farthest from the Sun

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