One of the great things about having kids is that I’m learning all kinds of facts that I didn’t learn or retain in school. I have read somewhere that most of the information we learn before seventh grade will be forgotten, and I think that was especially true for me.
I know I learned about the planets and solar system in school, but I couldn’t remember much about it when I started teaching it to my son. Do you remember the order of the planets?
The closest to the sun is Mercury, and then there’s Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus (which is pronounced YOOR-ah-nuss), Neptune, and when I was a kid, Pluto came next, but it’s not considered a planet anymore. It’s a “dwarf planet.”