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Let's Explore Our Solar System Bundle of Fun Activities

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This unit about the Solar System is out of this world! It has 17 passages, organizers, two character studies, comprehension and connection activities, a slideshow presentation, vocabulary posters, planets flip book, and so much more!

This unit includes a PowerPoint Presentation and a creative activity pack that your students will love!

This Complete Unit on the Solar System includes:
⭐65 Page Activity Pack with a 9-page Planets Flip Booklet
⭐100 Slide PowerPoint Presentation

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This complete Solar System unit includes many interactive activities and learning opportunities geared for 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th-grade students. It includes many informational articles with questions and scenes for students to connect and color.

There are kid-friendly informational articles about the following:
✔The Sun
✔The Moon
✔Phases of the Moon
✔The Solar System
✔Rotation vs. Revolution
✔The Constellations
✔Mercury
✔Venus
✔Earth
✔Mars
✔Jupiter
✔Saturn
✔Uranus
✔Neptune
✔Pluto
✔PLUS students will learn about two famous astronauts:
✔Meet Neil Armstrong
✔Meet Sally Ride

There are several engaging activities including:
✔Which Planet is it?
✔Writing Prompts (2)
✔Venn Diagrams
✔8 Planet Info Posters
✔Solar System Quiz
✔Vocabulary Posters
✔Vocabulary Flip Flaps
✔PLUS a 9-Page Solar System Flip Booklet

There are 3 main activities:

Solar System Vocabulary:
Introduce the vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or use as a center activity. These posters are excellent for a bulletin board display too.

Informational Articles:
Have students read the informational articles all about the Solar System with comprehension questions and scenes for students to connect and color. You could have students work with a partner or in small groups or even as a center or learning station activity.

Student Activities:
Have students complete the Solar System Flip-Up booklet and build it page by page. The Flip is built, so the planets go in order of their relation to the Sun. Each page of the Flip-Up booklet includes a graphic organizer that has students answer questions about that specific planet such as:
✔How long does it take to turn on its axis?
✔How long does it take to orbit the Sun?
✔Where is it in relation to the Sun?
✔Describe what it looks like?
✔Tell one interesting fact

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All the answers for each planet are found in the related articles. I usually have them do one page at each center or learning station. They can use the articles as a reference source to help them complete the pages of the booklet. Lastly, they cut, color, and assemble the booklet. Flip-Up books can be glued or stapled inside their interactive notebooks, file folder, or a 12x18 piece of construction paper folded like a book cover.

There’s also a Which Planet is it? Activity, Solar System Quiz, and Venn Diagrams to compare the planets.

Also, there are eight colorful Planet Posters with lots of diagrams, additional info, and facts about each planet to help students visualize the planets and/or to use as part of a learning station, research project, or for an awesome bulletin board display.

A solar system is like a community where the planets, moons, and stars all live together. Our solar system is made up of the Sun and everything that orbits around it including planets, dwarf planets, moons, asteroids, meteoroids, and comets. In our solar system, there are eight planets: Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus, and Venus.

There are 100 Slides in the PowerPoint Presentation with information about the following:
✔The Sun
✔The Moon
✔Phases of the Moon
✔The Solar System
✔Constellations
✔Mercury
✔Venus
✔Earth
✔Mars
✔Jupiter
✔Saturn
✔Uranus
✔Neptune
✔Pluto
✔Meet Neil Armstrong
✔Meet Sally Ride

This slideshow has an 8 question activity called “Which Planet is it?” Answers are includes---Perfect to check for understanding or to use as a pop quiz. Plus there are 12 vocabulary words and slides all about the Solar System.

Have fun teaching the Solar System with this complete and creative non-fiction resource with 145 pages in all!

CCSS: Earth Science
Meets S4E1: Students will compare the contrast the physical attributes of stars, star patterns, and planets.
b. Compare the similarities and differences of planets to the stars in appearance, position, and number in the night sky.
c. Explain why the pattern of stars in a constellation stays the same, but a planet can be seen in different locations at different times.

Meets S4E2: Students will model the position and motion of the Earth in the solar system and will explain the role of relative position and motion in determine sequences of the phases of the moon.
a. Explain the day/night cycle of the Earth.
b. Explain the sequence of the phases of the Moon.
c. Demonstrate the revolution of the Earth around the Sun and the Earth's tilt to explain the seasonal changes.
d. Demonstrate the relative size and order of the planets in the solar system.
✔For Upper Elementary Grades - Third grade, Fourth grade, Fifth grade
✔Common Core Aligned

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