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LP5 R1: Meet the Dwarf Planet Lyrics

Meet the Dwarf Planet Lyrics:

CHORUS: Let’s go meet the dwarf planets
There are five in our solar system
Let’s go meet the dwarf planets
Now I’ll go ahead and list them    
I’ll name them again in case you missed one   
There’s Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Makemake and Haumea
They haven’t broken free from all the space debris
There’s Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Makemake and Haumea
They’re smaller than Earth’s moon and they like to roam free

I’m the famous Pluto – as many of you know
My orbit’s on a different path in the shape of an oval
I used to be planet number 9,
But I break the rules; I’m one of a kind
I take my time orbiting the sun
It’s a long, long trip, but I’m having fun!
Five moons keep me company
On our epic journey
Charon’s the biggest, and then there’s Nix
Kerberos, Hydra and the last one’s Styx
248 years we travel out
Beyond the other planet’s regular rout
We hang out in the Kuiper Belt
Where the ice debris will never melt

CHORUS

My name is Ceres, and I’m closest to the sun
They found me in the Asteroid Belt in 1801
I’m the only known dwarf planet between Jupiter and Mars
They thought I was an asteroid, but I’m too round and large!

I’m Eris the biggest dwarf planet, and the slowest one…
It takes me 557 years to travel around the sun
I have one moon, Dysnomia, to orbit along with me
We go way out past the Kuiper Belt, there’s so much more to see!

CHORUS

My name is Makemake, and everyone thought I was alone
But my tiny moon, MK2, has been with me all along
It takes 310 years for us to orbit ‘round the sun
But out here in the Kuiper Belt… our adventures just begun

Hello my name’s Haumea, I’m not round shaped like my friends
I rotate fast, every 4 hours, which stretched out both my ends!
Namaka and Hi’iaka are my moons, I have just 2
And we live way out past Neptune in the Kuiper Belt it’s true!

CHORUS
Now you’ve met the dwarf planets, there are 5 of them it’s true
But the Solar System is a great big place, with more exploring left to do
Keep watching the skies above us with a telescope you look through
Because the next person to discover one… could be me or you…

©August 2017 by Goes To Eleven Media (ASCAP)

 

 

LP5 R2: Dwarf Planet Word Search

 

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Dwarf Planets Word Search

LP5 R3: Meet the Dwarf Planet Lyrics

Meet the Dwarf Planet Lyrics:

CHORUS: Let’s go meet the dwarf planets
There are five in our solar system
Let’s go meet the dwarf planets
Now I’ll go ahead and list them    
I’ll name them again in case you missed one   
There’s Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Makemake and Haumea
They haven’t broken free from all the space debris
There’s Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Makemake and Haumea
They’re smaller than Earth’s moon and they like to roam free

I’m the famous Pluto – as many of you know
My orbit’s on a different path in the shape of an oval
I used to be planet number 9,
But I break the rules; I’m one of a kind
I take my time orbiting the sun
It’s a long, long trip, but I’m having fun!
Five moons keep me company
On our epic journey
Charon’s the biggest, and then there’s Nix
Kerberos, Hydra and the last one’s Styx
248 years we travel out
Beyond the other planet’s regular rout
We hang out in the Kuiper Belt
Where the ice debris will never melt

CHORUS

My name is Ceres, and I’m closest to the sun
They found me in the Asteroid Belt in 1801
I’m the only known dwarf planet between Jupiter and Mars
They thought I was an asteroid, but I’m too round and large!

I’m Eris the biggest dwarf planet, and the slowest one…
It takes me 557 years to travel around the sun
I have one moon, Dysnomia, to orbit along with me
We go way out past the Kuiper Belt, there’s so much more to see!

CHORUS

My name is Makemake, and everyone thought I was alone
But my tiny moon, MK2, has been with me all along
It takes 310 years for us to orbit ‘round the sun
But out here in the Kuiper Belt… our adventures just begun

Hello my name’s Haumea, I’m not round shaped like my friends
I rotate fast, every 4 hours, which stretched out both my ends!
Namaka and Hi’iaka are my moons, I have just 2
And we live way out past Neptune in the Kuiper Belt it’s true!

CHORUS
Now you’ve met the dwarf planets, there are 5 of them it’s true
But the Solar System is a great big place, with more exploring left to do
Keep watching the skies above us with a telescope you look through
Because the next person to discover one… could be me or you…

©August 2017 by Goes To Eleven Media (ASCAP)

 

 

Useful websites / further reading

 

www.nasa.gov -The offical NASA website

 

www.esa.int/ESA – European Space Agency

 

www.bbc.co.uk – BBC science of space

 

www.bbc.co.uk/educationKS3 Physics space topic

 

www.bbc.co.uk/education – BBC KS2 Space education resources

 

www.bbc.co.uk/education – BBC KS1 Earth and Space resources

 

www.gov.uk – UK Space Agency

 

https://principia.org.uk – Tim Peaks Journey to the ISS

 

www.kidsastronomy.com – Videos and games about the solar system

 

www.universetoday.com – Up to date news on astronomy

 

www.space.com – Great site on space exploration

 

http://en.roscosmos.ru – ROSCOSMOS is a Russian Space State Corporation

 

www.skyandtelescope.com – Full information guide to astronomy

 

space-facts.comSpace facts out of this world

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