Solar System Fun!

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Have you guys ever started a project and forgotten it? Abandoned it? 
I have SEVERAL, but for some reason, last week I decided to pull this one out of the archives. We are starting our Solar System unit next week and I really wished I had this project done so I could use it. Well… after several nights of work it is FINALLY finished. Whew. The best part is that I feel so much better about this unit! Our science books are older (and plus books are boring) so I like to pair the book with some fun activities… and I think I accomplished that with this pack!
What will you find in this pack? See below! 

Planet Posters (one for each planet)
These posters are colorful and include lots of fun facts about each planet.

Planet Mini-book (and answer key)

These mini-books will give your students all of the information they need to know about each planet. You can complete these with your students OR you can let your students complete them by looking at the planet posters.
(We have been using the posters and mini book the past two days in my classroom and the kiddos have really enjoyed it! The posters were displayed all around the room and they had to find the information they needed for the books.)

Planet labeling worksheet

This is a simple, but fun worksheet where students will label all 8 planets. When they are finished they can color the page for a great solar system order guide.

Solar system KWL chart

Students can keep this in their science binders. They can fill this out throughout the course of your unit.

Planet matching game

In this center your students will match the correct planet to the correct information. For a more advanced activity, have your students play solar system memory match.

Cut/paste solar system worksheet

In this activity students will determine whether or not an item is a planet or another space object. 
They will cut and paste each picture in the correct category.
They will cut and paste each picture in the correct category.

Planet ABC Order

Students will practice this basic skill by putting space words in ABC order.

Adjective planet activity

Students will write sentences about different planets using vibrant adjectives.

Space writing prompts

These fun writing prompts will get your students thinking and writing creatively.
Have students choose their favorite prompt or choose one for the entire class to do.

Sentence Strip Solar System

Students will color and cut each planet and glue them in the correct order on a sentence strip.

It is priced at $5 but it is on sale for 24 hours!

What are some cool resources you use to teach the Solar System?
I would love to know any fun ideas you might have!

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