These Factballs are a great addition to any unit studying our Solar System and its planets. Use as a comprehension task, a whole group activity, as an assessment item or a Fast Finisher activity. I've used them in the past as a note-taking activity but really the ways these Factballs could be included in your classroom activities is endless!
Each Factball explores the history (who discovered and when), surface features, planet measurements, planet orbit, moons, how the planet got its name and other interesting facts. The answers to each of these sections is found in the comprehension sheets provided in this resource. These fact sheets are jam packed with interesting information that children will find fascinating and engaging yet are easy to read and comprehend. Please note: additional assistance with comprehension may be required for some students depending on their reading and comprehension level.
For extra effect I LOVE printing these pages onto A3 paper (sometimes coloured) and once completed hang them from the string lines in my classroom. They look amazing and are a great way to demonstrate learning to parents!
Included in this resource:
- A Factball template for each planet (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune)
- 2 Information Pages for each planet, enabling students to complete the details on their Factball without the use of technology. Each Information sheet includes high quality clipart and photos of the planets.
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Please note: This resource is best printed on A4 sized paper.
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