Solar System Activity

Solar System Activity

How to teach Solar System

Using Solar System Activity, students play Space Race to practice identifying and correctly ordering the eight planets in our solar system.

Knowing the order of the planets will help your students as they learn more about each planet. The further the planet is away from the Sun changes the make up of the planet. This activity will help your students know all about the solar system.

 Attach the two Space Race pages together so that all eight planets are lined up. The goal of this game is to be the fastest player to fill up their solar system. Players take turns spinning the Space Spinner. When a player lands on a planet, they can place that planet on their solar system. Planets should be placed in the actual order of the solar system. If a player lands on a planet that is already in their solar system, their turn is skipped. The first player to fill their solar system is the winner!

 

Other resources to use with this Solar System Activity

If you are using this activity, your students are probably learning about the solar system!

Use this Solar System Sequencing Planets Activity as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this activity by listening to the Have Fun Teaching Planet Song. Next, students share facts that they learned about the planets and solar system. Then, students complete activity independently or with a partner. Finally, students continue their practice using the provided worksheets.

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