In this article we will learn a little about the solar system, what it is, what elements make it up, its origin and you will also be able to download wonderful images of the solar system for coloring and others for you to print and do many activities with your children, so that they have fun while They learn from the universe.
Who has not looked up at the sky and on a starry night is impressed with the number of stars and celestial bodies that can be seen? who does not marvel at this beauty?
First things first: What is the solar system?
The solar system is a set of planets, satellites, meteors, comets and other celestial bodies that revolve around the sun, which is the largest star.
Our wonderful planet, Earth is also part of the solar system which is located in a galaxy called the Milky Way.
Do you know how long it takes for the earth to go around the sun once? Making an elliptical orbit that is known as translation movement, the earth takes exactly 365 days, 5 hours, 45 minutes and 46 seconds to go around the sun. It is what lasts a year and that is why when you have your birthday many people tell you: “Happy return to the sun!”
Here you can download a cute drawing of the solar system to color so you can familiarize yourself with the concept explained above.
What planets make up the solar system?
As we said before, the solar system is made up of many astronomical objects, including 8 planets, which are segmented into two groups:
They are the smallest, closest to the sun and also have a solid surface, Mercury (it does not have a solid surface), Venus, Earth and Mars.
They are gigantic, gaseous planets and are located in the middle of the solar system and are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus
There are also other planets known as dwarf planets, including Pluto, Makemake, Ceres, Eris, and Haumea.
Here you can download an image with the planets of the solar system to color so you can identify them with their names and locate them according to their proximity to the sun, for example.
What is the origin of the solar system?
It is believed that the solar system was formed 4.6 billion years ago due to the collapse of a huge cloud of gas and dust that began to rotate very quickly, accumulating matter in the center, heating up and thus giving rise to the sun. And around it, the dust and gas that were attracted by the force of gravity joined together to form the planets and other celestial bodies.
Here you can download an image of the solar system to color with names in English and another of the solar system to color with names in Spanish
Additional activities with the solar system
When children are interested in a topic, there is no one to stop them and sometimes we parents are short of ideas to work with them.
That is why we will give you some ideas so that in addition to coloring you can make other types of solar system coloring games.
- solar system puzzle coloring
- game focus with the planets of the solar system
- solar system dominoes
- solar system lotteries
If you already know the previous games, you will realize that it is very easy for you to build them yourself with your children, color them, cut them out and have fun playing.
We hope you liked the article, you learned and had fun with the solar system and its planets for coloring.
In this article you will find other fun images to download, print and color with your little ones.