Which planet is closest to the Earth?
The MoonNo. The Moon is not a planet.
MarsSometimes, but not always.
VenusSometimes, but not always.
It varies with time.Yes. As the planets move around the Sun, their distance from the Earth varies. On different dates, the closest planet may be Mars, Venus, or Mercury.
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SC.5.E.5.2 Recognize the major common characteristics of all planets and compare/contrast the properties of inner and outer planets.
SC.8.E.5.7 Compare and contrast the properties of objects in the Solar System including the Sun, planets, and moons to those of Earth, such as gravitational force, distance from the Sun, speed, movement, temperature, and atmospheric conditions.
MS-ESS1-3 Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.