This lesson teaches the children about the 5 dwarf planets or plutoids. When we were kids, we were told there were 9 planets, now with science and technology, our 9th planet has been renamed as a dwarf planet and 4 others have been discovered. This lesson has where each of these planets are, who discovered them, how big they are and how long their orbital period is. This is a great extension lesson to teaching them the solar system. I have also posted questionnaire to go along with it to evaluate what the children have learned and to help their research skills.
Use this lesson as three part cards to help reinforce the matching skills.