Solar System Teacher Resources
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New Review Solar System Scale & Size
Use a variety of whole fruits to represent the different planets in the solar system to introduce scale sizes to your math or space science class. They follow suit by creating a non-scaled model of the solar system using specific-colored pony beads.
K - 8th Science 17 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reading and Writing About the Solar System
Utilizing the classic Magic School Bus series, young scientists explore the solar system. Some excellent worksheets are included in this plan, such as Planet Roll Call and Solar System in Motion. This is an ambitious 5-day unit that should lead to a much greater understanding of our Solar System for your students.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 44 Views 163 Downloads
Solar System Trading Cards
Trading cards or tourism post cards are to be designed by space scientists for each planet, comets, and asteroids. One the front side, each card must have a hand-drawn color picture of the body, its name, and the Roman god from which it got its name.
3rd - 6th Science 11 Views 7 Downloads
Sorting the Solar System
Scientists are always sorting and classifying objects based on their characteristics. In a hands-on learning activity, young space explorers work together to categorize solar system cards based on their properties. It is up to the young scientists to decide on how the cards will be sorted, whether it be size, color, distance from the sun, or composition.
3rd - 5th Science 85 Views 102 Downloads
Reading and Writing about the Solar System
Students research the planets in the solar system and write about a selected planet. They listen to the book "The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System" and watch the video "The Magic School Bus: Gets Lost in Space." Students explore the Magic School Bus website, and write about their favorite planet in the form of a poem.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 19 Views 85 Downloads
Making Models of the Solar System
Students make several models of the solar system to learn the positions of the planets in the solar system as well as relative distances and sizes. Creation of these models will help them identify the planets by size, shape, color, features, and position in the solar system.
1st - 5th Math 46 Views 280 Downloads
Moons Of The Solar System
Learners investigate the solar system and its moons. They conduct research in groups to find information. Also the teacher uses models of the planets in order to teach different facts about the solar system through the use of demonstrations.
3rd - 5th Science 15 Views 74 Downloads
Solar System Book Project
Young astronomers create a six-chapter book on their choice of heavenly bodies. This is technically not a solar system project in that they can include dwarf planets, black holes, and other celestial entities that are outside of our solar system.
4th - 6th Science 7 Views 8 Downloads
The Story of the Solar System
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 for purchase through this resource on the Discovery Education website.
3rd - 6th Science 67 Views 532 Downloads
Exploring the Solar System
Students are introduced to the nine planets and countless moons of the solar system. Using the internet, they research one of the planets to determine if a manned mission to the planet would be possible. They share their information with the class.
6th - 8th Science 16 Views 47 Downloads
The Planets in Our Solar System
Students gain knowledge about earth and space science by studying the nine planets in the solar system as well as their key characteristics. In this solar system lesson, students identify the nine planets. Students work in groups to complete a planet and description matching game.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 45 Views 154 Downloads
Travel Through The Solar System With Cool Tech Tools
Linking to good Internet resource can be fun and educational. Learners use a series of Internet sites to explore the wonders of the solar system. They rotate through 4 different stations to explore, the lesson concludes with the creation of a Solar System Booklet.
4th - 6th Science 11 Views 24 Downloads
Exploring Our Backyard, The Solar System - Part 1/2
A charming narrator introduces viewers to the wonders and history of our own solar system. A full explanation describing the birth of our sun, planets, and entire solar system. This is the first part of a two-part series on our solar system.
9 mins 3rd - 8th Science 8 Views 8 Downloads
Exploring our Backyard, The Solar System - Part 2/2
Continue the journey through our solar system through the lens of the tools sent into space. Viewers meet rovers, rockets, and satellites as they gather vital information, helping scientists understand out solar system. Real images, CG graphics, and a comprehensive narrator make this a great compliment to part one of this series.
8 mins 3rd - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
The Story of the Solar System
Have your class explore space with this resource. Learners identify the different planets in our solar system and watch a video on the topic. They design posters about meteors, asteroids and comets. This is a motivating way for learners to discuss the solar system.
2nd - 5th Science 59 Views 191 Downloads