Earths Sister Planet

Venus is often called "Earth's sister planet." Besides the Moon, Venus is Earth's closest neighbor. These two planets are alike in some ways but are quite different in others.

Earth and Venus: Which Is Which?

1. Cut out the Earth and Venus planet cards.

2. Fold each card on the dotted line.

3. Glue the two parts together.

4. Turn the cards so all the facts show. Can you divide the facts about Earth from the facts about Venus?

5. Turn the cards over to see if you have put all the Earth cards together and all the Venus cards together.

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7,926 miles

Solid planet with a core of iron

TEMPERATURE

7,545 miles

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Up to 136° Fahrenheit

Sun rises in the west and sets in the east.

MAIN GAS

Carbon Dioxide

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Sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

Solid planet with a core of iron

SURFACE

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