**This is the chapter slice "The Outer Planets" from the full lesson plan "Solar System"** Thrill young astronomers with a journey through our Solar System. Find out all about the Inner and Outer Planets, the Moon, Stars, Constellations, Asteroids, Meteors and Comets. Using simplified language and vocabulary, concepts such as planetary orbits, the asteroid belt, the lunar cycle and phases of the moon, and shooting stars are all explored. Chocked full of reading passages, comprehension questions, and hands-on activities, our resource is written for remedial students in grades five to eight. Science concepts are presented in a way that makes them accessible to students and easier to understand. Use our resource effectively for whole-class, small group and independent work. Color mini posters, Rubric, Crossword, Word Search, Comprehension Quiz and Answer Key are all included. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy and STEM initiatives.