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Planets Teacher Resources
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Reach for the stars with this cute connect-the-dots activity! Kindergartners practice their counting and number sequencing by connecting the numbers 1 through 10 in four different shapes. A rocketship is completed for them as an example. When they're finished, have the kids color the pages and display them in your classroom.
There is more to the solar system than the typical study of the sun and planets. Launch a study of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets by watching the video The Story of the Solar System, available through this resource on the Discovery Education website. Then break the class into small groups to research celestial objects. Group members create posters that include illustrations and interesting facts, and prepare a presentation for the class about their object.
Your class will love creating brochures about the Nine Planets. They watch a video to access information about the nine planets and examine planetary rotation. They use a software program to create a graphic organizer and design a book or brochure using another publishing program.