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 planet’s diameter in kilometers.
3.
Plot
the diameter of each planet on the graph.
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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?
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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 planet’s 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 
