This introductory lesson to the solar system may take up to 2-3 class periods. In this lesson, students will identify the eight planets that make up our solar system, observe and describe their characteristics and features, and create a 2-D solar system replica using a variety of mediums. Students will also be introduced to the moon and constellations.
Free School (YouTube) – Exploring Our Solar System: Planets and Space for Kids
The Reading Channel (YouTube) – Read aloud of the book There’s No Place Like Space by Tish Rabe
Hard copy of the book There’s No Place Like Space by Tish Rabe The Planet Song (PDF attached to this lesson)
Solar System Presentation (PDF attached to this lesson)