Fun Space Facts for Children: Saturn, the Famous Ringed Planet

Saturn Image

The Planet Saturn

Name:   Saturn was the father of Jupiter in Roman Mythology.  Kronos  is the Greek equivalent.  Saturn was a God of agriculture and also of time. Saturn the God is often depicted with a sickle over one shoulder, (symbolic of the harvest) and a clock, (symbolic of his role as timekeeper) held in his hand.

Diameter: 74,900 miles/1,20539.87 Kilometers

Temperature:  -218°F; -138.89°C

Fun Saturn Facts:  You probably remember seeing Saturn with its famous rings. But do you know what they are made of?  Rock, ice and dust, most of which are tiny!  How the rings came to be remain a mystery.  Some think they should have been a moon, that for some reason failed to form.  Others think that a moon existed, but then got broken apart.  Maybe someday we’ll get an answer.

Saturn is mainly made of gases; hydrogen with a little helium.  Scientists think there’s a spinning solid core.  It’s the least dense of any planet, meaning it weighs next to nothing, less than water.  If you could find a swimming pool big enough, Saturn would float happily on the surface!

Saturn is the root word of one day of our week.  Can you guess which one?  Yes, it’s Saturday.

Next post: Fun facts about the planet Uranus.

Evonne Blanchard is the author of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace,’ and ‘Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage.’ These are the first two books in, ‘Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures,’ an exciting series of ten books set in outer space, (for children ages 5-9).

Ever wondered if aliens exist?  What if one needed your help?  Would you travel into outer space?  For the adventures…of a lifetime!

New – Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage

Amelia the Venutons cover with text

Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help.  His sister is very sick.  The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune.  With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest.  More items are needed to buy the crystal.  But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens.  Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

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Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace

Amelia the Moochins 8-15

When is a present not a present?  When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from the planet Pluto!  Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon.  Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help.  Should Amelia venture into outer Space?

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“Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews

“The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.” —Beautiful Books for Children

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