Some words that were used in today’s class:
equinox- equal day and equal night ( 12h of light and 12 h of darkness)
Below is a picture of all the planets:
Trip through the Solar System video :http://http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y72EizrCkKY&feature=fvsr
After "Nine" there should be "Pizzas." "Pizzas" represented the planet Pluto, however now Pluto is not a part of the Planet group, it is now considered a dwarf planet. A dwarf planet has different qualities than planets. Some of those qualities are its size and clear orbit. Pluto is not the only dwarf planet, there are 5 dwarf planets in total. They are:
Past Pluto, there is the Kuiper Belt, past the Kuiper Belt is the Oort Cloud.
More about the Kuiper Belt & Oort Cloud : http://nineplanets.org/kboc.html
In between Mars and Jupiter is the asteroid belt. The asteroid belt is a space between those planets, filled with loads of asteroids. Asteroids are rocky metallic things that orbit the Sun.