Solar System Comparison: Inner and Outer Planets

Solar System Comparison: Inner and Outer Planets
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Use this venn diagram to help kids compare and contrast the inner and outer planets in our solar system.

Sample similarities:
All planets revolve around the sun
All planets rotate on an axis

Sample differences:
Inner planets are warmer than the outer planets
Inner planets are made of rock, while the outer planets are gas giants
Inner planets have a shorter trip around the sun
Inner planets are smaller than the outer planets

Completed venn diagrams can lead to a discussion about why Earth is the only planet that can support life in our solar system.
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