Sunday, 15 April 2012

Our Solar System: A Poem to Teach Children by Kurt Chambers


I’m certainly no poet, but I did once write a poem with my youngest daughter as part of her science homework. The idea was to teach children a little bit about each planet in a fun way that they could remember.


Our Solar System


The moon shines so very bright,

especially on a crisp clear night.

The Sun is big and very hot,

and also covered in little spots.


Mercury is indeed quite small,

against the Sun it's a tiny ball.

Venus is cloudy like a rainy day,

but much too hot to go out and play.


The Earth is blue and warm and nice,

and this is where I spend my life.

Mars is next and oh so red,

but there's no life, it's completely dead.


Jupiter is the biggest of them all,

but it's just a giant gas ball.

Saturn looks cool with its enormous ring,

It's the solar systems ultimate bling-bling.


Uranus always gets a laugh,

but it really isn't quite that daft.

Neptune is next upon the list,

with its almost invisible disc.


Now we've come so very far,

from our friendly yellow star,

we come to Pluto which some do say,

is not a planet anyway.


36 comments:

  1. Really cool! Pluto was *definitely* a planet when I was at school ;)

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    1. she is telling the truth

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  2. haha!! Thank you, Rachel :) Pluto will ALWAYS be a planet in my mind. I don't care what they say :)

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  3. How cute and I think Pluto is a planet too, it always will be in my mind as well :)

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    1. Yay! Another Pluto fan :) Thank you, Launna.

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  4. i LOVE this .. :D .. And I am so happy that so many people are against Pluto's planetary status being revoked :D

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    1. haha!! Hi, Neha! How great to see you here (((hug))) Yes! Maybe we should start a campaign! Bring back Pluto! :)

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  5. YES! Pluto is definitely IN in my planetary book. Always will be. Call me old school. Besides, its exclusion only ruins the mnemonic "My Very Eccentric Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas". Why mess with a good thing? Thanks for this topic!

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    1. Yay! We're showing our age, Jeff :D Thanks for visiting and supporting our awesome 9th planet :)

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  6. What a cute idea. I'll bet your daughter had fun sharing that poem at school. And I'll bet she remembers those planets!

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth :) We did have a lot of fun writing it hehe!!

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  7. Bring Back Pluto!! *waving sign*

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    1. hahaha!! Yes! We need as much support as possible for our cool little planet that reminds us of a cartoon dog :)

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    2. we need pluto!!!!!!!!!!

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    3. Yes! Another supporter! :) We so do!

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    4. well i am 21yrs old and i respect pluto more than the sun and earth

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    5. That's great! :) It will always be a planet not matter what the scientists say :)

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    6. "no offence" but scientists are the 'so called' the aliens cause they are jelous being not a human so they took 'so called justice' and named PLUTO a dwarf planet. I'll always be by your side brother

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  8. Hi i'm a kid and i have been searching up poems on planets and i think this is great : )I agree very much that pluto is a planet even though they keep saying in my school pluto is too small to be a planet!

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    1. Thank you so much :) Don't believe your teachers, they're lying to you LOL

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  9. hey man i'm 12 and i have a project, can i use your poem???

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    1. hahaha!! Yeah, crack on :) I hope you get good marks for it *grin*

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  10. thanks man xxxxxooooo!!!!!

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  11. hey i got full marks!!!
    by chance do you have a song or poem in favourite subject in any subject?

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    1. Wahey! No, sorry, this was a one off. I only write kids novels usually. You'll have to do your own work I'm afraid LOL

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    2. well thanks anyways

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    3. do you have any comedy books for me to read in my spare time because my school library doesn't have any[boys comedy]

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    4. LOL No, sorry, I only write fantasy style books, but you could try looking on Amazon at their free book section. I'm sure there must be some comedy ones on there.

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  12. best ever!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. thanks man i don't know who replied but it's cool!@#$$!!!!

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  13. amazing poem!

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  14. i used this poem for my 3rd grade class and they enjoyed it very much thank you

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    1. That's awesome, Angela :) Thank your so much :)

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