Planet Fact Sheets Research Templates

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Apples and Bananas Education
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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25 pages
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My students enjoyed using this resource as part of our space unit. It helped them gather information about the planets before producing posters for the classroom. Thank you.
My students loved this resource to gather facts about the planets they are studying. This was so helpful and easy for them to use! Thank you for the great resource.


Help your students learn about the 8 planets by using templates to conduct research. The packet includes a template for each of the 8 planets with basic teacher answer keys. You can bind all 8 sheets to create a planet guide book or just have your students use these handy fact sheets to organize their notes. **This product now contains a digital format in addition to a printable (PDF format), perfect for distance learning or paperless classrooms. You can use the templates with the curriculum/website of your choice or you can send your students off on a library scavenger hunt of their own to collect the information.

Students complete the following information for each planet:

  • Circle the planet in based on its position in the galaxy
  • Distance from the Sun
  • Diameter
  • Relative Mass
  • Average Density
  • Average Temperature
  • Number of Moons
  • Is it inner or outer?
  • Have any spacecraft visited the planet?
  • Describe the planet's atmosphere.
  • Draw a picture of the planet.
  • Check off the characteristics of the planet.

A "how-to" use this product direction sheet and a digital guide are also provided.

A two-page template is provided for creating a travel brochure to another planet. This is a great addition to a planet research project or poster board. You can also have students work in teams to create brochures for all 8 planets.

In addition we have included two graphic organizers for helping students compare and contrast two planets.

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