PLANET JUPITER LESSON
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Students should read the passage
silently, then answer the questions. Teachers may also use the text as
part of a classroom lesson plan.
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun. It is more than 480 million miles from the sun, five times Earth's distance from the sun. Everything about Jupiter is big. Its name came from the biggest of the Roman gods; Jupiter was the king of the Roman gods. Its size is big! Its diameter is 89,000 miles or 143,200 km. You could fit eleven Earths across the diameter of Jupiter. If Jupiter were an empty container, more than 1,000 Earths could fit inside. Jupiter is one big planet! It has the biggest number of moons of any planet (63). It also has the biggest moon in the solar system.
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