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Eight Planets + Things in Space

by Teacher and the Rockbots

- Educational music that's as intellectual as a rock star with a doctoral degree.
Genre: Kids/Family: Educational
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1. Eight Planets
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2. Things In Space (8 Planets)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Eight Planets" is an updated version of the song "Nine Planets," which first appeared on Teacher and the Rockbots' SCIENCE, released in 2005.

Now that the controversy seems to have settled down, we offer this as part of our ongoing commitment to supply the most up-to-date educational music possible.

It’s sister track, “Things in Space,” has also been updated to reflect the current status of our solar system.

Crank’em up and enjoy!


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Eight Planets

Eight planets, eight planets,
Eight planets can you name them all?
Eight planets, eight planets,
Spinning round the Sun, shaped like a ball.

On planet number one
You'll be the closest to Sun
Too hot for an atmosphere
Has only 88 days in a year
Can you name the planet?
It's almost 1000 degrees hot in the day
And 200 below zero at night
What's a guy supposed to wear on MERCURY?

When you hear of the "Evening Star"
Our sister planet that's not that far
2nd from the Sun reflecting light
That's why it's so bright
Can you name the planet?
Some people call it Earth's twin
because it's about the same size
You don't have to be a genius to know I'm talking about VENUS.

Third from the sun
Count the moons, there's only one
It's the home of living things
Fish, birds and human beings
Can you name the planet?
C'mon, now. Everybody's got to get this.
You've got to get this. You've just got to get this!
It's EARTH.

Eight planets, eight planets,
Eight planets can you name them all?
Eight planets, eight planets,
Spinning round the Sun, shaped like a ball.

It's called the "Red Planet"
In 1976 two spacecraft landed on it
It might have supported life
When they found frozen water and dry ice
Can you name the planet?
Galileo first discovered it in 1610
Over 360 years later, Mariner landed on MARS.

It's the largest of them all
There's a Great Red Spot on this huge gas ball
12 years to orbit the Sun
More than 24 moons, why do we only have one?
Can you name the planet?
You know, a day only lasts 10 hours on our 5th planet
That means you could go to school twice a day, if you lived on JUPITER

It's the 2nd largest planet
It's known for the rings around it
They're made of rock and ice
It's much colder than Earth, no chance for life
Can you name the planet?
Those rings look like a big hoola-hoop
It must be fun to be SATURN

Eight planets, eight planets,
Eight planets can you name them all?
Eight planets, eight planets,
Spinning round the Sun, shaped like a ball.

There's a blue and green ball of gas
It also has rings, floating round it's mass
Moons both large and small
A rocky center in this ball
Can you name the planet?
It's named after the Greek god of the heavens
You're kidding me; it's really called URANUS?

Takes one hundred sixty four years
To orbit the Sun... what a wait!
3 billion miles from the Earth
From the sun it's number eight
Can you name the planet?
Well, it's so far away that we don't know much about it
But we do know that it has two moons
And the answer is NEPTUNE.

Eight planets, eight planets,
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter,
Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars,
The first 4 planets you need to know
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune
There used to be a planet called PLUTO.

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Things in Space

The Sun and Stars and Asteroids
Are some of the things that fill the void of space
There's a lot going on out in space

There is cosmic debris and junk in space
We'll give you clues and test your knowledge base of space
There's a lot going on out in space

It's the center of our solar system
It's a typical star
27 million degrees can keep us warm from really, really far
What is it?
You know, it has more mass than every other object in our solar system...combined!
It's the SUN

You see it in the sky at night
When it's full it shines
Astronauts stepped on it the first time back in 1969 (July 20,)
What is it?
It doesn't actually shine; it only reflects light from the Sun
Understanding that concept will be one small step for Man
And one giant leap for teachers
Did you guess the MOON?

Sometimes the orbit of the moon
Comes between the Earth and Sun, yeah
And the shadow from the moon makes it dark in the middle of the day
What is it?
Well, that's called a SOLAR ECLIPSE and if it goes completely dark, then it's called a TOTAL ECLIPSE...duh!

The Sun and Stars and Asteroids
Are some of the things that fill the void of space
There's a lot going on out in space

There are 8 in our solar system
Made of rock or gas
They orbit the Sun and as far as we know, there's only life on one
What is it?
Astronomers have found over 100 more in other galaxies
It's PLANETS.

Millions in the night sky
Our Sun is one of these
Some constellation patterns that they make are called "Big Dipper" and "Hercules"
What is it?
Twinkle, twinkle little STAR.

When an object is in orbit around a planet or the Sun
Be it natural or man-made, it's the same name for either one
They're used for spying, TV signals and communication
What is it?
Does 17,000 miles an hour sound fast?
That's how fast thousands of SATELLITES are orbiting the Earth

The Sun and Stars and Asteroids
Are some of the things that fill the void of space
There's a lot going on out in space

There is cosmic debris and junk in space
We'll give you clues and test your knowledge base of space
There's a lot going on out in space

Rock and metal objects
Between Jupiter and Mars
You wouldn't call them planets; they're more like a belt out in the stars
What is it?
Sometimes they're called the minor planets since some of the pieces are kind of big
But we call these chunks ASTEROIDS.

An elliptical orbit
Swings them close to the Sun
It has a fiery long tail, when it passes the Earth you can easily see one
(Haley's, Hail-Bopp and Kohoutek are the most famous)
What is it?
A fiery long tale...it's a COMET.

When an asteroid headed toward Earth hits the atmosphere
It catches on fire and makes a streak of light, yeah
As a group it's called a shower, but alone it's a shooting star
What is it?
If it comes all of the way to Earth, it leaves a big 'ol crater
It's called a METEOR.

The Sun and Stars and Asteroids
Are some of the things that fill the void of space
There's a lot going on out in space
There's a lot going on out in space
There's a lot going on out in space
There's a lot going on out in space

Call the government!
I think I see a UFO.


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