Lesson plans, interactive activities, and other resources to help students learn about and explore our solar system
- Make several models of the solar system.
- Read books and poems and write in response to reading.
- Do beginning research with a partner and write a report together.
Solar System Museum
Models of planets are displayed in hallway or on walls of gym for all to see. Students' reports are posted near the planets. Students are stationed throughout the solar system display, as invited guests - parents, other grades and classes, principal, school nurse, librarian, etc. - tour the museum. Students act as docents, talking with visitors and answering questions.
Students learn the positions of the planets in the solar system, as well as relative distances and sizes through modeling.
Immerse your students in books and poetry to teach about the solar system with some of these creative ideas.
6 CLASS PERIODS
Is Pluto a planet? Students research and record what they discover on a graphic organizer.