How are the Sun, Moon, and Earth Alike and Different?


Have students make a pyramid with pictures (use these or have them find their own) of the sun on one side, moon on another, and sun on the third. Once the pyramid is assembled, have students complete second table, cut it into strips and paste them on the bottom edges of appropriate side.
  Size
Shape Location Capable of producing its own light? Star?
Planet?
Sun diameter is 400 x earth’s
(865,000 miles across)
ball of gases 150,000,000 km (93 million miles) from earth yes star
  Size
Shape Location Capable of producing its own light? Star?
Planet?
Moon equator diameter = 2,160 miles
1/4th the size of earth
shaped like a globe revolves around the earth & 384,000 km (239,00 miles) away from earth no neither - it’s a satellite
  Size
Shape Location Capable of producing its own light? Star?
Planet?
Earth equator diameter = 7,926 miles shaped like a globe revolves around the sun no planet













  Size
Shape Location Capable of producing its own light? Star?
Planet?
Sun          
  Size
Shape Location Capable of producing its own light? Star?
Planet?
Moon          
  Size
Shape Location Capable of producing its own light? Star?
Planet?
Earth