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The Outer Planets: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A long time ago, a galaxy formed that contained a solar system with eight planets—or nine depending on who is counting. A collection of 22 lessons has middle schoolers examine the Outer Planets of the solar system. They calculate the...
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The Outer Planets Lessons and Activities Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Explore the solar system, investigate space technology, and examine the planets—and their relative size and distance compared to the inner planets—with a collection of space science lessons.
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How Do You Organize a Space Party? You Planet! (Lessons For Learning)

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars make up the inner planets in our solar system. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune make up the outer planets. Use this collection of lesson plans, worksheets, videos, and presentations to build young...
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How Do You Organize a Space Party? You Planet! (Reading Comprehension)

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are the eight planets in our solar system. Use this collection of reading comprehension worksheets to check young astronomers' understanding of reading informational text....
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Let's Go To Space! - SciShow Kids

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Take a journey to outer space with a collection of 18 captivating videos by SciShow Kids. Videos cover a variety of topics related to space and astronomy, and showcase key terms and real-world images.  The host, Jessi, and her cartoon...
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Space Science: The Sun and Its Influence on Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
These videos by Crash Course Kids are an excellent way to get your class pumped up about the solar system. From rotations and revolutions to the gas giants and rocky planets, everything (and more) about the solar system is covered in...
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Around the Sun We Go

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
You may not be able to feel it, but you're on the ride of your life! Add presentations and activities to your lesson about the solar system and the Earth's rotation around the sun.
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Astronomy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Space is the new frontier and astronomers boldly go where no humans have gone before. Guided by Einstein's theories, Kepler's Laws, and knowledgeable narrators, viewers of a 10-video collection explore the Universe and learn about...
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Solar System Super Page

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Save time planning your next unit on the solar system with these resources brought to you by our team of credentialed teachers.
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ScienceWeb Australia: Years 9-10

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Science Web Australia presents a collection of three units designed for English speaking high schoolers and utilizing resources available online. The first unit focuses on ecosystems, the second on plate tectonics, and the third on the...
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Study Jams! Our Solar System: Outer Planets

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
A set of seven slides presents an artist's rendition of our solar system, specifically, the asteroid belt, Kuiper Belt, and our outer planets: Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune. The slides are beautiful, and a printable set with text is...
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Why Are the Inner and Outer Planets Different?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How did the planets form? An interesting video from the SciShow Space series identifies the differences between the inner and outer planets and how the history of the solar system's sun put everything in its place. Viewers also learn...
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The Outer Planets

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Are outer planets just like inner planets? Nope! The outer planets are much more spread apart than the inner planets. An informative PowerPoint presentation shows why this is true as well as facts about the individual planets in the...
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Introduction to the Outer Planets, Jupiter

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students discuss similarities and differences of the inner and outer planets. In this outer planets lesson, students participate in activities to learn about the outer planets and write a letter, a news article or a song.
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Study Jams! Our Solar System: Inner Planets

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Stunning images make up this slide show on the inner planets of our solar system. While visiting Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, viewers also are introduced to the International Space Station and the Spirit Rover on Mars. Follow this...
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Looking Inside Planets

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
All of the gas giant's atmospheres consist of hydrogen and helium, the same gases that make up all stars. The third in a series of 22, the activity challenges pupils to make scale models of the interiors of planets in order to...
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Inner and Outer Planets

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Students explore the solar system. In this planets instructional activity, students learn about the other planets in the solar system. They watch a video clip from National Geographic on the solar system, compare and contrast the planets...
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The Planets and Scale

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars gain an insight into the relative size of planets and distance between inner and outer planets with the help of informational text, a data table, and a series of four questions.  
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Were the Planets Always in the Same Order?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Our solar system is just like the other solar systems, right? It seems that isn't quite true, but the differences give scientists information about the movement of the planets. An episode of the SciShow Space series describes the physics...
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The Sun and Planets

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Do other planets experience night, day, and the seasons like humans do here on Earth? Examine planetary motion using real images of the planets through a simulation from PBS's Space lesson series. After observing the motion of each...
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Looking Inside Planets

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Researchers use scientific data to understand what is inside each of the planets. The first in a series of six, this lesson builds off of that concept by having pupils use a data table to create their own scale models of the interiors of...
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Solar System Formation and Extra-Solar Planets

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Has the solar system always been like it is today? A lesson presentation begins with a discussion of the formation of our solar system. It continues with a compare and contrast of the inner and outer planets. 
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What Are the Planets Like?

For Students 5th - 8th
In this planets worksheet, students complete a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the inner planets with the outer planets.
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Exploring the Planets

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students study robotic spacecrafts that have provided detailed information about the inner and outer planets. In this exploring the planets lesson plan, students use posters and diagrams to study the various robotic spacecraft sent to...
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Gas Giants Weather

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune make up the outer planets. How extreme is the weather on these planets? This is the focus of a video that explains how the gas giants have "crazy storms," strong winds, methane rain, and very cold...
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A Planet in the Solar System

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Take young scientists on an exploration of the cosmos with this cross-curricular writing exercise. Tasked with producing an expository composition describing a planet of their choosing, students perform research and present their...
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Could Planet Minecraft Actually Exist?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Learners explore the rationale behind Planet Minecraft and cube planets. They view explanations about hollow planets, flat planes in space, and other scientific theories as they learn more about the inner core of the Earth and our outer...
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Lab Activity: Model of the Planets

For Students 7th - 10th
This worksheet leads the class through the calculations needed to construct circles to represent the planets of our Solar System. The actual values are provided, as are suggested calculations to create the scale diameters. The ten...
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The Planets of the Solar System

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Launch a lesson that's sure to capture middle schoolers' interest! Exploration enthusiasts examine the planets of our solar system using an activity from PBS's Space series. The resource includes images and information for each planet,...
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Planet Line-Ups

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Should Pluto be considered a planet or a dwarf planet? Scholars research planets in our solar system to understand their similarities and differences. It also includes memory activities related to the order of the planets. 
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The Solar System

For Students 6th - 12th
In this solar system worksheet, students determine the correct unit of measurement to use when measuring a list of items. Students list the five outer planets and four inner planets. This worksheet has 20 fill in the blank questions.
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Our Solar System

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
A tantalizing video about our solar system raises more questions than it answers, which is exactly the point. After watching the video, groups are assigned a planet to research. They develop a PowerPoint that includes key details,...
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Our Solar System: An Introductory Tour

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Take science lovers on an out-of-this-world tour of the solar system. A PowerPoint presentation gives a pictorial view of the planets of the solar system. Images highlight the unique features of each planet, and the final slides include...
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Where Are We Going?

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Come take a ride on the space bus! Scholars go on an imaginary trip to pick up their peers from the inner and outer planets while reinforcing math skills. First, learners round decimals to identify each planets' distance from Earth....
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The Oort Cloud

For Students 6th - 12th
What lies beyond our solar system? Share an interesting video describing the Oort Cloud with astronomy scholars to find out! The narrator explains that this far-flung region, along with the scattered disk and Kuiper belt, is the...
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Our Solar System

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
The presentation starts with the scientists who made discoveries about our solar system: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo, Brahe, Kepler, and Newton. It also covers the planets, inner, outer, and Pluto, satellites, and an in-depth discussion...
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Modeling Sizes of Planets

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
The density of the huge planet of Saturn is 0.7 g/cm3, which means it could float in water! In the second part of 22, science pupils explore the size and order of the planets. They then calculate weight and/or gravity and density of...
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Small Body Classification

For Students 7th - 8th
Is an asteroid the same thing as a meteor? What about a comet? Learn the differences between small celestial bodies with a worksheet that lists several characteristics and space for kids to note which belongs to a comet, asteroid, or...
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Explore the Solar System: The Rocky Planets

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
Take a trip to the rocky planets—Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars—with an engaging video that details their unique attributes.
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Planets Worksheet

For Students 4th - 5th
In this planets worksheet, students use Internet research to complete 5 pages about solar system facts. Students answer 25 essay questions and label a diagram of the solar system.
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How Long Does It Take to Say Hello?

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this space science worksheet, students compute the time it would take for a message to reach the moon and all of the planets. They also identify and explain the differences in the times that it takes to communicate with the inner and...
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Pocket Solar System

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
How in the world can something as big as the solar system possibly fit in your pocket? Complete this simple modeling activity and find out, as young scientists gain an appreciation for the incredible scale of outer space.
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Solar System Launch

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Trying to understand the vastness of outer space can be quite a challenge for young scientists. Help put things in perspective with this cross-curricular activity as students work in pairs creating scaled models of the solar system,...
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Space Travel Guide

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Looking to take a trip? Why not go to space? Here, scholars take on the role as travel agent to create a guide to their favorite planet including travel tips and sightseeing recommendations. 
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What's "Out" There?

For Teachers 1st
First graders investigate the five outer planets. In this space science lesson, 1st graders read the book Our Solar System and identify the five outer planets. Students create a booklet and write about outer planets.
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Planets (Inner and Outer)

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research about the characteristics of their chosen planet. In this space science lesson, 6th graders create a PowerPoint presentation based on specific criteria. They present their project in class.
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The Solar System

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
A well-put-together space science PowerPoint provides pupils with facts about the inner and outer planets of our solar system. The slides display beautiful photographs of each planet, along with several facts. A great resource!
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Tour the Solar System

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Here's a tour that sure not to bore! Young astronomers investigate the planets of our solar system using an interactive lesson from PBS's Space series. The resource contains informational videos, a reading passage, and extensions to...
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The Solar System—Our Home in Space

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The first man-made object to enter space happened in 1942; just 71 years later, we sent the first object outside the entire solar system. The video introduces the solar system, starting with the sun. It covers each planet, the more...
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Planetary Mysteries

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Get to know our little part of the vast universe. Learners read about the common and not-so-common facts about each of the planets in the solar system. The interactive lesson includes a large amount of information as well as a quiz to...
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Models of Planets

For Students 7th - 9th
For this planet models worksheet, students use the radius of a given planet and its mass to answer questions using a model of a planet with a given radius. They determine the volume of the planet's inner core, the volume of its outer...
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Toilet Paper Solar System

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Can we model how large the solar system really is? Attempt an astronomical feat with a hands-on-activity that uses a roll of toilet paper. Young scientists measure the distances of the planets from the sun to create a scale model of the...
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Interactive Minds: Solar System

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Travel through space as you learn about the galaxy, solar system, planets, and much more. An extensive resource for studying astronomy in upper-elementary and middle school classrooms.
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The Solar System

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this solar system worksheet, students will name the two models of the solar system and compare their differences. Kids will state the hypothesis behind the formation of the sun and planets. Students will compare and contrast the inner...
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A Classroom Solar System

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Create a scaled model of our solar system in your classroom! Scholars work collaboratively to build paper mache planets and hang them in their proper position to showcase each planet's location in the solar system.   
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Scale Model of the Solar System

For Teachers 6th
Young scientists gain a better understanding of space, the solar system and its vastness by creating a scale model. Students first need to calculate the distance between each of the nine planets according to the size of their scale. This...
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Lesson One: The Earth, Background and Glossary

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How much do you really know about our planet? Middle schoolers build up their prior knowledge about Earth, its placement in the solar system, its composition, and important geological vocabulary with an introductory earth science lesson...
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Planetary Distances on the Playground

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
There's no need to stay inside; get out of the classroom and create a scaled map of the solar system on your playground field! In collaborative groups, scholars identify the distance between the sun and other planets, place planet...
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What Is the Solar System?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
How do scientists classify whether an object lies within our solar system or not? Examine the boundaries of the space neighborhood using a lesson from PBS's Space series for middle schoolers. After viewing a model of the solar system,...
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Planet Board Game Notes

For Students 5th - 12th
In this planets worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer by comparing and contrasting the composition, atmosphere, relative size, and orbit of an inner and outer planet.
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What's "In" There: A Study of the Inner Planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify and explore the four inner planets. In this planet science lesson, 1st graders watch a PowerPoint about the planets. Students read the book Our Solar System and discuss the inner planets. Students create a book...
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Bellwork for Week 19-Electromagnetic Spectrum and Planets

For Students 8th - 10th
In this bellwork on the electromagnetic spectrum and planets worksheet, students answer questions about the information determined using a spectroscope, the geocentric and heliocentric models of planet rotation and the planets.
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Solar System Model

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How many planets can you name? Did you get all 13 in our solar system, including the dwarf planets, or were you surprised when you read there are 13 planets? The lesson helps scholars understand the scale of the universe including the...
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Solar System

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders complete activities to study the vastness of space. In this Solar System lesson, 6th graders watch a video about outer space and complete a space labeling activity. Students work in groups to make models of the inner and...
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A Hole in the Planet!

For Students 6th Standards
What would happen if we encountered a large hole in the earth's crust? After reading a short passage about Earth's layers, sixth graders answer five questions to determine the meaning of vocabulary words in context.
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What's This Solar System All About?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders complete a unit of lessons on the solar system. In small groups, they participate in a Webquest, watch movies, complete graphic organizers, and answer questions, create a model of the planets, and develop a Powerpoint...
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Bill Nye Explains Why Jupiter Is Like a Blender

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Jupiter could make one mean smoothie! Discover how the massive planet helped shape the rest of our solar system through a Why with Nye! video from THNKR. The resource discusses Jupiter as the first planet in the solar system to form, how...
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Asteroids

For Students 6th - 12th
What are asteroids? Broken planets, moons, space debris? Take your young astronomers to the dividing line between our inner and outer planets with an engaging video. The narrator describes both early and current ideas regarding the...
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Explore the Solar System: 360 Degree Interactive Tour

For Students 6th - 12th
Go on a galactic tour like no other! The perfect idea to wrap up a solar-system unit, an interactive video leads the class from the sun to the Kuiper Belt. Pan around the screen as the narrator describes each of the main features in our...
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The Nine Planets

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine and investigate the solar system. They participate in a Webquest, and create a Powerpoint presentation that is meant to be a research guide to help alien visitors find a suitable habitat in the solar system.
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Voyage to the Planets and Beyond

For Students 6th - 12th
In this "Voyage to the Planets and Beyond" worksheet, students watch the movie and respond to 23 short answer questions pertaining to the solar system.
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The Earth

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Your fingernails grow at approximately the same rate Earth's continents move. The video discusses Earth as a planet, its layers, our magnetic field, the atmosphere, and the human impact on Earth. It provides interesting facts that...
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Structure and Composition of the Earth

For Students 9th - 12th
Why is Earth different from other planets? What makes it so special, anyway? It's only fitting to delve into how the "parent" rock was formed in the first installment of a seven-part series about rocks and rock formation. Amateur...
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Map a Model Solar System

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Creating a solar system map is a snap thanks to a hands-on activity! Science scholars explore the solar system by building it wherever they choose during an interactive from PBS's Space series. Users pick both the location and scale for...
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Exploring the Solar System

For Students 6th
In this exploring the solar system activity, 6th graders use the online Gizmo then answer 14 questions and complete a chart about planets and orbits.
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Celestial Motions

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders complete a unit of lessons on the history of our knowledge of celestial objects. They conduct Internet research, plot the motion of a planet, construct a model of the sun's apparent motions, and create diagrams of the solar...
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Magic School Bus Gets Lost In Space

For Students 3rd - 5th
Why not include the Magic School Bus in your classes' study of the solar system? Have students complete this worksheet while watching the video Magic School Bus Gets Lost In Space. The 18 questions in this activity ask about the plot of...
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Looking to the Future

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
New Horizons set forth on a mission to Pluto in 2006. Ten years later, the spacecraft is still on its way. Here, enthusiastic scholars predict what they will be like—likes, dislikes, hobbies, etc.—when New Horizons arrives at its...
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Charting the Progress of New Horizons

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
In 2006, New Horizons began its mission to fly to Pluto. As it continues its journey, scholars track its progress with the help of an informative website, all the while reinforcing measurement concepts with the construction of a scaled...
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The Discovery Of The Solar System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the heliocentric theory of Copernicus, the ideas behind it and the explanations which it displaced. A discussion of retrograde motion of planets helps students explain the logic underlying the ideas of both Ptolemy and...
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Solar Systems Models Foldable Question Sheet

For Students 7th - 10th
In this solar system worksheet, students use foldable models they made of the planets to answer questions about each planet. They answer questions about the theories and predictions made in our history about the solar system and answer...
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Let's Make the Solar System

For Students Pre-K - 5th Standards
Get crafty with the help of pictures and a real-time demonstration from a video that details the step-by-step process in creating a paper solar system. 
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Earth

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Young astronomers read an informational text passage and then answer questions based on what they read.
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Growing Up With A Mission

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
New Horizons began its journey to Pluto in 2006. Ten years later, it continues its mission. In that time, scholars have surely grown, but how much more will they grow by the time New Horizons reaches its destination? Find out with an...
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To Scale: The Solar System

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
To scale, or not to scale ... that is the question! Show scholars the solar system in correct proportion with a lesson from PBS's Space series for middle school. Two versions of the model-building exercise illustrate the planning process...
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Earth's Layers Foldable Questions Sheet

For Students 7th - 10th
For this earth's layers worksheet, students answer questions about the main layers of the earth using the model they built in the activity. They write details about each layer and answer questions.
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Our Solar System to Scale

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students calculate the diameter of planets and their relative distances.  For this space science lesson, students discover how small or big the planets are in comparison to each other. Students use cross multiplying fractions to find the...
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Planet Structure & Interior

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students compare Jupiter and Earth. In this Earth and space studies instructional activity, students compare the composition of Earth and Jupiter and analyze how the composition affects the rate at which the planets spin.
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Planet Earth in Cross Section

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students will examine the layers of the Earth. In this geology instructional activity, students create a scale model of the Earth's interior using cash register tape. They will determine the percentage of error in the scale compared to...
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Solar System

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students study the items that make up our solar system.
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Greatest Discoveries with Bill Nye - Earth Science

For Students 5th - 9th
Have your young scientists take notes on this list of questions while they watch Greatest Discoveries with Bill Nye: Earth Science. This instructional activity is composed to 29 short answer display questions. The video is about earth...
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Physics The Earth and Beyond

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders will explore our solar system. In this physics instructional activity students create a model of the solar system to explore the movement of Earth, the Sun, and stars.
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Exploring Jupiter: Galileo Curriculum Module Issue One

For Students 5th - 6th
For this exploring Jupiter:  Galileo Curriculum Module issue one worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle that tests their knowledge of Jupiter; their are 11 links to other worksheets to explore the planet.
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Are We Alone?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Find an answer to the age-old debate of whether life exists on Mars. Groups determine criteria to help look for signs of life on Mars. The activity has the class simulate testing Martian soil samples for signs of life before drawing...
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Let's Investigate Mars

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Take your science class on a hypothetical field trip to Mars with an engaging astronomy lesson. After first learning about NASA's Mars rover missions, young scientists plan their own scientific investigations of Earth's nearest neighbor.
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Our Sun

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The sun is responsible for almost 99 percent of the solar system's mass. As an essential part of our lives, the sun has many important features. A PowerPoint lesson presents information about features such as sunspots, the magnetic...
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Fractions in Space

For Students 7th - 9th
In this fractions in space worksheet, students solve 4 problems where they find ratios of orbit periods of satellites, they find the ratio of Neptune's and Pluto's periods, they determine the location of the planets after 5 opposition...
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Meteorites

For Teachers 1st - 11th
Young scholars model how meteors fall to the surface of planets. In this space science lesson, students identify different types of meteorites using an interactive online website. They investigate the relationship between a meteorite's...
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What is Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Humans have only inhabited Earth for a short part of its existence. An online resource explains how scientists use clues from rocks and fossils to piece together information about Earth prior to humans. The online instruction includes...
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Try This On For Size!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students view a video to gather information about our solar system. They create models of the planets to scale and place them in scale relative to their distances from the sun. They also visit a planetarium or use the internet to gather...
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Exploring Our Solar System #1

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners examine the different theories on how our solar system was formed. They discover the order of the nine planets. They also identify the surface features of each planet.
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The Discovery of the Solar System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars study the ideas behind the heliocentric theory of Copernicus. They examine about retrograde motion of the planets as they move around the sun. They study astronomers who include Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Galileo.
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Can Photosynthesis Occur at Saturn?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify the different requirements for photosynthesis to take place. In this space science lesson, students simulate conditions in Saturn to investigate if photosynthesis is possible there. They use data and observations...
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The Discovery of the Solar System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the observed motion of the planets. The inner ones move back-and-forth across the position of the Sun, while the outer ones usually advance in one direction, but with occasional temporary reversals known as "retrograde...
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Compare Numbers

For Students 4th - 5th
In this number comparisons worksheet, students use the table to complete the number comparison problems. The table contains information about the planets and their diameters.
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Beginnings of Life

For Students 10th - 12th
Continuing where he left off in the previous video, Sal explains that life began after the heavy bombardment 3.8-4 billion years ago. He defines the earliest forms of unicellular life forms including bacteria, archaea, and eukaryote and...
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Exploring the Solar System

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Your students can learn more about our solar system with these lesson plan ideas.
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Nebular Theory-Origin of the Solar System

For Students 8th - 10th
In this Nebular Theory worksheet, students are given diagrams of the stages that occurred in the formation of the solar system. They order the diagrams based on the occurrences of each event and answer twelve questions about the Nebular...
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Using Bloom's Taxonomy in Science

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Help your students internalize knowledge by creating activities that utilize higher level thinking skills.
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once and future MOON

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Beyond the phases of the moon, this comprehensive lesson plan covers geologic history and geology. Amateur astronauts examine photos of the lunar landscape, experiment with the creation of craters, and delve into information about the...
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Worksheet: The Movement of Tectonic Plates

For Teachers 6th - 9th
A colorful wedge of Earth, map of tectonic plates, and numbered facts about Earth structure fill the first two pages of this resource. After reading and absorbing the information, geologists get into groups and make clay models to...
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Rain Forest

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the Amazon tropical rain forest. In this rain forest lesson, students discuss the Manu Biosphere reserve and watch a video about conserving the rain forest. Students create mobiles for the rainforest that includes research...
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What is the Solar System?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Pupils study the solar system. In this solar system lesson plan, students create graphic organizers, and participate in class demonstrations illustrating size and distance within the solar system.
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Inside the Earth

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Earth learning exercise, students answer questions about the Earth's crust, the mantle of the Earth and the core of the Earth.
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A Mathematical Model of the Sun

For Students 9th - 12th
In this mathematical model of the sun worksheet, students read about the way scientists use the sun's radius and mass to determine a mathematical model of the sun using the volume of a sphere, and the relationship between density, volume...
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Reading Comprehension Sheet #8: Neptune

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students use the information from the worksheet about Neptune. Students then answer 5 questions about the information.
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Why Earthquakes Occur

For Students 6th - 9th
In this earthquake worksheet, students learn about why earthquakes occur. After reading the information, they answer the 12 questions in the packet. The answers are on the last page.
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Spitzer Sees a New Ring Around Saturn

For Students 9th - 11th
In this Saturn's rings learning exercise, students read about the Spitzer telescope that detected a new ring around Saturn. Students solve 6 problems including determining the formula for the area of a circle, finding the volume of the...
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Astronomy Teamwork

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students work together in groups to complete an astronomy project. In the classroom, they find real objects to represent various objects in the solar system. After going outside, they practice using a distance scale and use their...
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Earth Science: The Structure of the Earth

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students identify and complete activities about the structure of the Earth. In this Earth structure lesson plan, students view a Powerpoint about the Earth's layers and complete a diagram. students compare temperatures in the Earth's...
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Study Guide for the movie The Core

For Students 5th - 12th
In this study guide worksheet, learners watch the movie The Core and answer short answer questions about it. Students answer 53 questions about the movie The Core.
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The Layered Earth

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students role play plate tectonics by creating a "plate statue" made up of students. In this earth science lesson, students describe how Earth's movement cause earthquakes and volcanoes. They draw and name the different layers of the Earth.
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Tic-Tac-Toe for Layers of the Earth

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders identify the different layers of the earth. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders choose a project to do from a given list according to their learning style. They present their finished project in class.