Earth and Space Science

Solar System Activity- Recycled solar system

Students can create a solar system of recycled plastic lids as planets! Not only will be they be learning about the solar system but the importance of recycling. Also it is cheap all you need is water bottle caps from your home as well as the students, and crayons. Enjoy

Amanda Cantu
Amanda Cantu
210 Activity Points

This seems like a cool activity to do with students. Would the water bottle caps be big enough? 

Taylean Zuniga
Taylean Zuniga
190 Activity Points

This is a great idea! I have also seen where they use rocks and they paint the planets on each rock. This idea would also be good to discuss the topic of how rocks are formed. 

 

Nicole Rodriguez
Nicole Rodriguez
245 Activity Points

This is a great idea! I have also seen where they use rocks and they paint the planets on each rock. This idea would also be good to discuss the topic of how rocks are formed. 

 

Nicole Rodriguez
Nicole Rodriguez
245 Activity Points

I've never thorught to do something like this, thanks for sharing! To build off of this activity, you could hot glue the bottle caps to a recycled piece of cardboard so that the students can understand the order of the solar system.  

Brittany Brazell
Brittany Brazell
180 Activity Points

I enjoy this idea and I think it would be a fun activity. I like that the materials are household objects. I think reaching out to parents to ask for old plastic water bottles with their caps is an easy way to involve the parents. It shows them they can contribute to their childs learning. What is also great about this project that it shows students how everyday objects can be turned into a learning oppertunity and that helps build connections between the content they are learning and their lives. I like that this activity incorporantes different subject areas. You have science with the solar system and recycling. The students are using their mulit-intellgences with creating thir solar system. This activity you could easily tie in math and language arts for example, read a book over the different types of planets that fits into your lesson plan. 

Samantha Hyde
Samantha Hyde
1850 Activity Points

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