This Notebook file contains the lyrics for "The Family of the Sun," a song sung to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell" that helps students learn about the characteristics of each planet in our solar system. This file supports the Georgia DOE's CCGPS plans for the 2nd grade unit on the solar system, but could be used in other grades to introduce or review each planet. It has been adapted from the original version, which included Pluto as a planet, to show that it is now classified as a dwarf planet.
The first slide introduces relevant vocabulary. All slides about planets include full-color pictures of that planet as a visual.