This Space and Solar System Unit has wonderful science and writing lessons that your students will enjoy!
Please note this unit has been updated on March 26, 2016
Please see preview for a good look at what is included.
- 33 Solar System vocabulary cards to post in a pocket chart or on the wall. These cards have a picture, word and definition.
-Space dictionary where students write the word, definition and use the word in a sentence.
-vocabulary practice sheet, a and ABC order sheet
-2 different KWL sheets
-How the earth rotates activity
-How the earth and moon orbit around the sun activity
- Why does the Earth have season’s info sheet with comprehension questions to follow.
-Sun info sheet with comprehension questions
-SPACE banner to display on a bulletin board
-If I could be an Astronaut writing activity where students write where they would like to go and a craft to go with it. A spectacular bulletin board display.
-Meet Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride books
-Solar System accordion booklet on the planets
-Posters of each planet
-Printable on how your students will remember the planets
-A moon cycle poster and one for your students to color.
-A moon info sheet and comprehension questions
-Stars info sheet with comprehension questions
-Star cards to use for star gazing
- Writing a class book called, Welcome to Planet Earth, a guide to planet Earth. When the Aliens invade Earth, each of your students will be writing a paragraph explaining what life is like on planet Earth. To put together as a class book to give to the Aliens.
-Space News page where students can write what they have learned, any space topic works.
-A 27 page Space Exploration timeline. Students illustrate a page of the timeline. A great bulletin board display or class book.
-Common core standards that these lessons align with.
Have fun and happy teaching! Jane Loretz