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The Outer Planets Lessons and Activities Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Explore the solar system, investigate space technology, and examine the planets—and their relative size and distance compared to the inner planets—with a collection of space science lessons.
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How Do You Organize a Space Party? You Planet! (Reading Comprehension)

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are the eight planets in our solar system. Use this collection of reading comprehension worksheets to check young astronomers' understanding of reading informational text....
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Space Science: The Sun and Its Influence on Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
These videos by Crash Course Kids are an excellent way to get your class pumped up about the solar system. From rotations and revolutions to the gas giants and rocky planets, everything (and more) about the solar system is covered in...
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Let's Go To Space! - SciShow Kids

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Take a journey to outer space with a collection of 18 captivating videos by SciShow Kids. Videos cover a variety of topics related to space and astronomy, and showcase key terms and real-world images.  The host, Jessi, and her cartoon...
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Around the Sun We Go

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
You may not be able to feel it, but you're on the ride of your life! Add presentations and activities to your lesson about the solar system and the Earth's rotation around the sun.
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Solar System Super Page

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Save time planning your next unit on the solar system with these resources brought to you by our team of credentialed teachers.
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Solar System Printables Collection

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Use this ABCmouse collection to make learning about the solar system an out of this world experience! From word tracing to coloring pages, there is a wide range of activities to choose from. Create your FREE ABCmouse for Teachers account...
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Study Jams! Our Solar System: Outer Planets

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
A set of seven slides presents an artist's rendition of our solar system, specifically, the asteroid belt, Kuiper Belt, and our outer planets: Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune. The slides are beautiful, and a printable set with text is...
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Characteristics of the Outer Planets

For Students 4th - 7th
A brief reading comprehension exercise, this learning exercise covers the characteristics of the outer planets. It still considers Pluto a planet and Charon its moon. It is therefore a little out of date, but this fact can be discussed...
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Why Are the Inner and Outer Planets Different?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How did the planets form? An interesting video from the SciShow Space series identifies the differences between the inner and outer planets and how the history of the solar system's sun put everything in its place. Viewers also learn...
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The Outer Planets

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Are outer planets just like inner planets? Nope! The outer planets are much more spread apart than the inner planets. An informative PowerPoint presentation shows why this is true as well as facts about the individual planets in the...
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Inner and Outer Planets

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Students explore the solar system. In this planets lesson, students learn about the other planets in the solar system. They watch a video clip from National Geographic on the solar system, compare and contrast the planets and create a...
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Exploring the Planets

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students study robotic spacecrafts that have provided detailed information about the inner and outer planets. In this exploring the planets lesson plan, students use posters and diagrams to study the various robotic spacecraft sent to...
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What Are the Planets Like?

For Students 5th - 8th
In this planets worksheet, students complete a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the inner planets with the outer planets.
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Were the Planets Always in the Same Order?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Our solar system is just like the other solar systems, right? It seems that isn't quite true, but the differences give scientists information about the movement of the planets. An episode of the SciShow Space series describes the physics...
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Looking Inside Planets

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
All of the gas giant's atmospheres consist of hydrogen and helium, the same gases that make up all stars. The third in a series of 22, the activity challenges pupils to make scale models of the interiors of planets in order to...
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The Planets and Scale

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars gain an insight into the relative size of planets and distance between inner and outer planets with the help of informational text, a data table, and a series of four questions.  
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The Sun and Planets

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Do other planets experience night, day, and the seasons like humans do here on Earth? Examine planetary motion using real images of the planets through a simulation from PBS's Space lesson series. After observing the motion of each...
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Looking Inside Planets

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Researchers use scientific data to understand what is inside each of the planets. The first in a series of six, this instructional activity builds off of that concept by having pupils use a data table to create their own scale models of...
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The Outer Planets

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this outer planets worksheet, students will write in the names of the outer planets on a chart. Then students will fill in the chart with information about each of these planets including size and composition, atmosphere, below the...
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Gas Giants Weather

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune make up the outer planets. How extreme is the weather on these planets? This is the focus of a video that explains how the gas giants have "crazy storms," strong winds, methane rain, and very cold...
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A Planet in the Solar System

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Take young scientists on an exploration of the cosmos with this cross-curricular writing exercise. Tasked with producing an expository composition describing a planet of their choosing, students perform research and present their...
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Pluto: Still Not A Planet

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Jupiter's magnetic field is 20,000 times that of Earth's. An awareness of the strenght of Jupiter's magnetic field is just one of the challenges engineers face when designing spacecraft to visit Jupiter and its moons. Learn more about...
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What Are the Outer Planets?

For Students 5th - 8th
In this outer planet worksheet, students complete a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the characteristics of Saturn and Uranus.

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