Solar System | Planets and Constellations Unit | Research and Writing Project

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Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
Formats Included
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we really enjoyed the format of this unit. My child was able to complete a page or two each day as he researched and worked through a Solar System unit. Highly reccomend!


Learning about the solar system and planets, along with stars and constellations has never been so engaging! Students will love these writing projects that allow students to research various planets or read the mythology behind the constellations to create their own planet and constellation books.

Use this for a WHOLE MONTH of easy reading, writing and/or science plans.

This resource includes:

  • Daily Lesson Outline (1 page)
  • Monthly Planning Page
  • 12 Vocabulary Words (4 pages)
  • Solar System Note Taking Pages (11 pages each- 1 color, 1 black and white option)
  • Solar System Book Template (11 pages each- 1 color, 1 black and white option)
  • Constellation Note Take Pages (19 pages each- 1 color, 1 black and white option)
  • Constellation Book Template (19 pages each- 1 color, 2 black and white options)
  • Personal Space Dictionary (17 pages each- 1 color, 1 black and white option)

Upgrade to digital to get all of this on Google Slides and for 7 included instructional videos on:

  • Planet Research Tutorial
  • Constellation Summarizing
  • How to Use the Student Dictionary
  • 4 Weeks/Videos of Vocabulary Instruction

Please note, this resource DOES NOT include reading passages. These are templates for taking notes on both planets and research. I highly recommend using authentic texts and websites with your students during this unit.

Teachers love how low prep and comprehensive this resource is. This resource was designed for second or third grade students, but could be differentiated to work for other grades.

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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


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