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Space

Gravity

The planets in their galaxy,
brightly dotted stars I see.
In a pattern one by one,
revolving fast around the sun.
While the earth is spinning,
I stay firmly on the ground.
Gravity keeps me in place,
as I spin around in space.


Planets

Here are nine planets that we know.
Round and round the Sun they go.
Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars,
These are the planets near our star.

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, too.
Neptune, Pluto, we can't see you.
These are the nine planets that we know.
Round and round the Sun they go.


Planets Song

(to the tune of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star")

I know the planets one by one
Starting with the one that's closest to the sun.
Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars,
Are the first four among the stars.
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Are the next planets in my tune.
Pluto's the farthest one from the sun.
I know the planets one by one.

Cassie Sherman


Solar System

(to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
Oh so bright and oh so far.
In the sky, a tiny dot.
Glowing gas that's very hot!
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
Oh so bright and oh so far.

Beaming, beaming, gleaming moon,
Like a giant white balloon,
Round and round the Earth you spin,
Through the month, new shapes you're in.
Beaming, beaming, gleaming moon,
Like a giant white balloon.

Glowing, glowing, red-hot sun.
Shining light on everyone.
Earth goes round you once a year.
You're a star with atmosphere!
Glowing, glowing, red-hot sun,
Shining light on everyone.


Stars

(to the tune of "Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star")

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
I know what you really are:
Giant ball of glowing gas,
One of billions in a mass!
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
Oh, how big you really are!

Twinkle, twinkle, giant star,
Larger than the Earth by far!
Since your distance is a lot,
You look like a tiny dot.
Twinkle, twinkle, giant star,
Very bright, yet very far!

Stars are twinkling, every one,
Some are bigger than the sun!
Just a twinkle in the sky,
Just because you're oh, so high!
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
Oh, how big you really are!

Meish Goldish


Shooting Star

Shooting star,
Falling star,
Burning with a light.

Shooting star,
Falling star,
Lighting up the night.

Shooting star,
Falling star,
What a sight to see.

Shooting star,
Shining star,
Grant a wish for me.


Moon

Are you lonely, Moon?
You giant white balloon!
You have no water, wind or air.
No wonder, nothing lives up their.
You can't grow trees or flowers or grass.
Your soil is only rocks and glass.
Even your light is not your own.
Instead it's from the sun that's shone.
Your gravity is weak, I hear.
You really have no atmosphere.
But don't be sad, Moon, please don't cry.
For I still love you in the sky.

Meish Goldish


The Changing Moon

Moon in the sky.
Some nights you're big and round.
Some nights you're very small.
Some nights you're only sliver size.
Some nights you're not at all.


Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

Zoom, zoom, zoom,
I'm going to the moon.
Zoom, zoom, zoom,
I'll get there very soon.

If you want to take a trip,
Climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom, zoom, zoom,
I'm going to the moon!


Planet Roll Call

Nine planets around the sun,
Listen as I call each one:
Mercury? Here! Number one,
Closest planet to the sun.
Venus? Here! Number two,
Shining bright, just like new!
Earth? Here! Number three,
Earth is home to you and me.
Mars? Here! Number four,
Red and ready to explore!
Jupiter? Here! Number five,
Largest planet, that's no jive!
Saturn? Here! Number six,
With rings of dust and ice that mix.
Uranus? Here! Number seven,
A planet tilted high in heaven.
Neptune? Here! Number eight,
With one dark spot whose size is great.
Pluto? Here! Number nine,
The smallest and the last in line!

Meish Goldish


Home, Home, on the Solar System

(to the tune of "Home, Home on the Range")

Oh give me a home, where the planets roam,
Where the comets and the asteroids play,

Where seldom is seen, a human being,
And the stars twinkle all night and all day.

Home, home on the solar system,
Where comets and the asteroids play,
Where seldom is seen,
A human being-
And the stars twinkle all night and all day.

Joanne O'Leary


The Solar System in Motion

(to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell")

The Earth turns around,
The Earth turns around.
Once a day, every day,
The Earth turns around.

The moon goes round the Earth,
The moon goes round the Earth.
Once a month, every month,
The moon goes round the Earth.

The Earth goes round the sun,
The Earth goes round the sun.
Once a year, every year,
The earth goes round the sun.

Meish Goldish


The Family of the Sun

(to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell")

The family of the Sun,
The family of the Sun,
Here are nine planets in
The family of the Sun.

Mercury is hot
And Mercury is small.
Mercury has no atmosphere.
It's just a rocky ball.

The family of the Sun,
The family of the Sun,
Here's another planet in
The family of the Sun.

Venus has thick clouds
That hide what is below
The air is foul, the ground is hot,
It rotates very slow.

(Repeat Refrain)

We love the Earth, our home,
Its oceans and its trees.
We eat its food, we breathe its air,
So no pollution, please.

(Repeat Refrain)

Mars is very red.
It's also dry and cold
Some day you might visit Mars
If you are really bold.

(Repeat Refrain)

Great Jupiter is big.
We've studies it a lot.
We found that it has 16 moons
And a big red spot.

(Repeat Refrain)

Saturn has great rings.
We wondered what they were.
Now we know they're icy rocks
Which we saw as a blur.

The family of the Sun,
The family of the Sun,
Here are two more planets in
The family of the Sun.

Uranus and Neptune
We don't know much about
Maybe you will study them
And then we'll all find out.

(Repeat Refrain)

Pluto's last in line.
It's farthest from the Sun.*
It's small and cold and icy too.
To land there won't bw fun.

The family of the Sun,
The family of the Sun,
There are nine planets and
Now our journey's done.

* Every 248 years, Pluto's orbit brings it inside Neptune's orbit for a period of 20 years. From 1979 to 1999, Neptune will be farthest from the Sun. (From Exploring the Palnets Gallery, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution)


The Solar System

(to the tune of "This Old Man")

Mercury, number one.
It is closest to the sun.
Chorus:
With a round, round, go around
Planets 'round the sun
Sing about them everyone.
Venus bright, number two.
Morning and evening "star" we view.
chorus
Planet Earth, number three.
We live on it, you and me.
chorus
Planet Mars, number four.
Named for a roman god of war.
chorus
Number five, Jupiter.
Colored clouds around it stir.
chorus
Number six, big Saturn.
Many rings around it turn.
chorus
Number seven, Uranus.
It looks blue and green to us.
chorus
Number eight, stormy Neptune.
Triton is its frozen moon.
chorus
Number nine, tiny Pluto.
Farthest from the sun, you know.
chorus


Rockets

Rockets flying out in space,
Rockets flying every place,
Rockets from Earth
to Venus and Mars,
to silver moons and shining stars.
Rockets to galaxies far away,
I think I'll build a rocket some day.
I'll fuel it first,
I'll fly it away.
I'll land in time
for Christmas day.
On Pluto, Neptune,
Saturn or Mars.
On a silver moon,
Or a shining star.

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