Know Your Planets

Does your class know their planets? Implement an activity that has them describing the solar system, identifying properties of the planets, and placing them in order from their distance from the sun.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the game as an extension to an introduction of the planets
  • Laminate the cards for continued use
Classroom Considerations

  • Intended for pupils studying the solar system
  • Modify the game to have learners do a scavenger hunt around the room
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • The card game comes in both English and French versions
Cons

  • Card game font is small