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The Inner Planets

Teacher: Diane Page
Venus has this type of "opposite" rotation
This element found in the soil of Mars gives the planet its red color
The 3rd rock from the Sun
(two words) These gases found on Venus and Earth (and to some extent on Mars) traps solar energy (heat) in the planets' atmosphere and prevent heat from escaping into space
One of Mars' moons
The planet closest to the Sun
Mercury has almost none of this. Thereby, heat escapes easily from its surface
One of Mars' moons
NIckname is the "Evening Star"
(two words) The amount of time it takes for Earth to rotate on its axis
Nickname is the "Red Planet"