Graphing Planets†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Name ______________________________

 

Use the set of axes below to graph the size of the planets. Be sure to give the graph a title and to label your axes.

 

1.     Put the names of the planets along the horizontal axes in order from closest to the sun to farthest from the sun.

2.      The vertical axis is for the planetís diameter in kilometers.

3.      Plot the diameter of each planet on the graph.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


What pattern is there to the sizes of the planets?______________________________________

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If you wanted to plot the size of the sun, how many times larger would the graph paper have to be? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Graphing the distances of the planets.

Use the set of axes below to graph the distance of the planets from the sun. Be sure to give the graph a title and to label your axes.

 

1.     Put the names of the planets along the horizontal axes in order from closest to the sun to farthest from the sun.

2.      The vertical axis is for the planetís distance in millions of kilometers.

3.      Plot the distance of each planet from the sun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


What pattern is there to the distances of the planets from the sun

 

 

Compare the size of the planets to their distance from the sun. Is there a pattern?

 

 

 


 

Planet
Mean Dist
From Sun
(millions
of miles)
Mean Diameter
(miles)
Mercury
36.0
3,031

 

Venus
67.1
7,521

 

Earth
92.9
7,926

 

Mars
141.5
4,221

 

Jupiter
483.4
88,734

 

Saturn
886.7
74,566

 

Uranus
1,782.7
31,566

 

Neptune
2,794.3
30,199

 

Pluto
3,666.1
1,450

 

Sun
0
864,000