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MATCHING TERMS                                                                                                                                                                                            (Print only resource)
Match up each term with the definition by drawing a line between the term and the definition.

1. Planet a) Force which acts over a distance between objects.
2. Solar System b) Path that an object in space takes as it travels around another object.
3. Orbit c) An object which has a tail and moves and icy head that moves through the Solar System.
4. Gravity d) Large body which orbits a planet.
5. Sun e) One of 8 large bodies that orbits the Sun.
6. Comet f) System of 1 star, 8 planets and other spatial bodies.
7. Asteroid g) A large object of hot gas and plasma fuelled by nuclear fusion.
8. Ellipse h) A small rocky object which is in orbit around the Sun.
Moon / Satellite. i) The shape of the orbit that a planet takes as it orbits the Sun.



Make a lost of 6 conditions for human life to exist.

1. 4.
2. 5.
3. 6.


  1. On a piece of A4 paper, mark the position of the centre of the page.
  2. Draw a diagonal line from one corner through the centre to the bottom corner.
  3. Mark the Sun as the top left hand corner.
  4. Using a scale of lcm equals the distance from the Earth to the Sun, draw and label the 8 planets.

Pluto is no longer recognised as a planet as it is too small.
Check out https://www.nasa.org for further information.