Lunar and Planetary Institute






From Your Birthday to Jupiter's
EXPLORE! Solar System

From Your Birthday to Jupiter's

Correlations to National Science Education Standards

Grades 5–8
Earth and Space Science – Content Standard D
Earth in the Solar System

  • The Earth is the third planet from the Sun in a system that includes the Moon, the Sun, eight other planets and their moons, and smaller objects, such as asteroids and comets. The Sun, an average star, is the central and largest body in the solar system.

 

 

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