This activity is a perfect way to introduce or close a solar system unit! It is also cheap and easy to do with a whole classroom or just at home. All you need is a mason jar, water, plastic cups, wooden sticks, paint, glitter, and cotton balls. I have included a note sheet for the students and the teacher. The steps are listed by steps the students can follow along with pictures to refer to.
It also includes a list of books you can use to activate their background knowledge!