Planet Space Research Unit for Big Kids

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Grade Levels
3rd - 4th
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110 pages
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This planet research unit is packed with activities for a cross-curricular theme. Students apply for a space mission, create a crew patch, research a planet, write a report, and create art, math, reading, and writing projects to show what they've learned in a mix of whole class lessons and learning centers.

Please note, this unit does NOT include the dwarf planets at this time.

Download Includes:

Mission to Space Application {unit kick off activity} p.4

Crew Patch Activity {team building} p.6

KWL chart for each planet p.8

Space words chart for unit writing p.16

Completed Fact Reference Book {color} p.17

Completed Fact Reference Book {black and white} p.27

Identical Fact Book Template for Student Research {color} p.37

Identical Fact Book Template for Student Research {b/w} p.47

Data collection sheets {2 options} for open-ended research p.57

Writing page for each planet p.61

Venn Diagram for comparing planets with a partner p.69

Report rubric p.70

Task Cards/Matching Cards p.71

Integrated Research Project directions p.82

3 poems with examples and template paper p.84

Writing paper p.90

2 math activities p.101

3 art activities p.105

Quiz p.107

Certificates p.110

Print resources list p.120

Bonus! This also includes these two separate downloads for FREE so you don't need to purchase them separately:

I Have/Who Has Space Cards

Space Concentration


Need more space themed math activities? Check out these craftivities!




Total Pages
110 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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