Earth and Space Science

Solar system lessons

need help with solar system lessons or games

Lashay Everson
Lashay Everson
265 Activity Points

1. Cut out circles in different sizes and different colors.

 

2. Cut a piece of wax paper about 12" long. With a large paint brush, paint on glitter glue all over the wax paper and then place your planets on top of the glue.

 

3. Cut a frame from a black piece of construction paper . The border in the picture is 1" thick. Place on top of the wax paper to frame your solar system, and trim around the edge. Each child will have their own"Planetarium" you can also help theem by going over each planet and labeling them.

 

 

Evelyn Espinoza
Evelyn Espinoza
195 Activity Points

1. go over the solar syatem. planets. 

2. sing a song with the planets names. (that has always helped alot with memorization).

Lupita Gonzalez
Lupita Gonzalez
250 Activity Points

Create a working model of the solar system with foam balls and hanger wire. That helped me understand orbit with the planets in their correct order.

Aaron Salazar
Aaron Salazar
180 Activity Points

Wow, what a fun idea! Did this work well with students of all ages? 

Elizabeth Williams
Elizabeth Williams
180 Activity Points

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6nLM2QlWw 

You could show students a video like the one above and have a discussion to check for understanding. Also going over the planets and their features for the upper grades would be helpful.

Mariah Hollis-Mack
Mariah Hollis
415 Activity Points

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