Solar System and Planets Project : Fun and Creative Science Project

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This resource was a great project to end the year with! It kept my first graders extremely engaged, and was easily adaptable to any level. Thanks!
I purchased this for my highest reading group. They were getting restless, and I let them pick a topic to learn about. This was a great activity for my space loving boys.
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Are you studying the SOLAR SYSTEM and the PLANETS and are looking for a fun and creative way to engage your students? If so then this craft-ivity might be exactly what you need. With this SCIENCE ART PROJECT your kiddos will be embossing, feather painting, marble painting, painting with plastic wrap, painting with watercolors, and so much more!

You will certainly motivate the most reluctant of learners! You will also be amazed at how excited your class will be to begin science everyday...

As a direct result of this project, my students began checking out their own books about the planets from the library. On a few separate occasions, I even caught them sharing facts they had learned with each other and all on their own. I even had 2 kiddos make a 3D model of the solar system all ON THEIR OWN!


*step by step directions WITH PICTURES of each project and how to carry out each art technique. Every planet and the sun uses a different technique... so no 2 planets will turn out alike

*pictures of the final product

*tips I learned while creating the project with my own students

*labels to be used to create manila envelopes for each group to store their works in progress

*labels of each of the planets and the Sun to be glued onto the final product

*patterns to be traced for each of the planets that allow students to "see" the difference in sizes between each planet

*Cards for students to record facts about each planet and the Sun

Everything has been student tested + teacher-approved :)


"My students and I absolutely loved putting together this craft-ivitiy last year! I look forward to doing it again this year!" --Bernadette V.

"I loved this.... The kids loved this.... They looked amazing in the hallway! Thank you!" -- Nicole B.

"This resource was just what I needed to complete my unit. Thank you so much for creating it!" -- Elizabeth S.

"This is a wonderful project! Our Astronomy Club loved making their planets with all of the different mediums!" -- Marissa M.

"My class loved this! Easy to follow and allowed independence on their part." -- Amy H.

"My students & their parents LOVED this project during our study of the solar system." -- Love R.

"Brilliant! Exactly what we needed ... I had loads of fun making all the planets with my boys (one on ASD spectrum) - made learning at home FUN!" -- Heidi D.


If you'd like to check out a few more resources I have on space then feel free to click on the links below.:

Space Unit: The Planets, the Moon, Constellations, and more

Ancient Stories of the 12 Zodiac Constellations

Space: Model of the Earth and moon's orbit


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