The Inner and Outer Planets
Hi kids I'm Jane! I'm here to teach you about the inner and outer planets.
Lets pretend that I'm the sun and the little girl looking at books is Venus. Because she is so close to me she would be classified as an INNER PLANET.
Now lets say that the grandmother over there fighting with her grandson are Jupiter and Neptune. Because they are so far from me they would be classified as OUTER PLANETS.
Jane is an expert on the planets in the solar system! She knows all of the eight planets names and what order they go in.
The inner planets are the closest to the sun, so they are the hottest planets in the solar system. The inner planets have rocky surfaces and are called the terrestrial planets. These planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.
The outer planets are very far from the sun, this means that they are also very cold. These planets are often called Jovian planets or gas giants. The outer planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
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