Students can create a giant solar system while learning interesting, NASA based facts about each! Color and cut out the 8 planets, sun, and descriptions. Arrange and glue onto a 4' x 1' strip of black butcher paper or several pieces of construction paper to make a giant solar system. Students can draw in the asteroid belt between the inner and outer planets also.
The pieces can also be cut out and glued to make a Nonfiction Solar System book about the planets.
Includes current facts from NASA. Due to new scientific discoveries, many books contain outdated information that will probably not match the facts in this activity. However, this information is current as of May 2013.