If you’re interested in teaching the kids about planets and the solar system then you may love this post which is full of fun facts about Uranus. We also have a fun and easy Uranus planet craft to go alongside these facts about the planet Uranus. Enjoy.
All About Uranus
Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. It is a gas giant with an atmosphere made of hydrogen and helium. Its name comes from the Roman god of the sky, Uranus.
The Seventh Planet From the Sun
Uranus is the third-largest planet in our solar system and the fourth largest by diameter. Uranus was discovered in 1781 by William Herschel who originally thought it was a star.
A Year on Uranus
A year on Uranus lasts for about 84 Earth years! Can you imagine living on a planet where a year lasts that long?
The Length of a Day on Uranus
A day on Uranus lasts for about 17 hours.
Uranus has 27 moons. The largest of these moons is called Titania and was discovered in 1787 by William Herschel.
Uranus Is a Gas Giant
Uranus is a gas giant and is made up of hydrogen, helium, and methane. The methane in Uranus’ atmosphere gives the planet its blue-green color.
The Temperature on Uranus
The temperature on Uranus can get as cold as -224 degrees Celsius!
Uranus Is Named After The Greek God Of The Sky. The planet was originally given the temporary name of “George’s Star” by William Herschel but was later renamed Uranus by Johann Bode.
Supplies Needed for Your Uranus Planet Craft
How to Make This Uranus Planet Craft
Download your Uranus planet template and trace the different pieces onto your colored paper.
Cut out the template pieces of the Uranus Planet
Next glue the different parts to create the planet Uranus.
Assemble and glue all the pieces until the planet is complete.
To Paint a Background for Uranus
To paint the background, simply use a toothbrush to flick white paint onto black paper. This will create a space scene. Allow the paint to dry.
Once dry glue your planet craft (Uranus) to the black speckled paper.
You can also use a black pen to outline the planet if you wish.
Your Uranus planet craft is now complete. Enjoy this fun craft idea and get to work making the other planets for a complete solar system.
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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy crafts here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!