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FREE Solar System Mini-Unit

You know what’s fun? Space! So how about we study the solar system?

Free Solar System Mini Unit - Craft, Worksheet, Video, and More

Don’t forget that Pluto has been declassified as a planet since 2006 (yes, it’s really been almost ten years) so all the materials selected for this mini unit reflect that. The following are external links; please let me know if links become broken so I can correct or replace them!

1) Watch this tour of the Solar System.

2) Print, color, and label this solar system worksheet.

Free Solar System Worksheet - Solar System Mini Unit

3) Print and cut out these planet cards. Follow the directions to learn more about the scale of distances in the solar system.

Distances in the Solar System Activity - Free Solar System Mini Unit

4) Unscramble the names of the planets and find the secret message!

Free Solar System Unscramble - Solar System Mini Unit

5) Make a solar system model with a cardboard circle from a pizza and some pompoms!

Pizza and PomPom Solar System Model - Free Solar System Mini-Unit

6) Print, color, cut and staple a solar system mini-book. (Scroll down.)

Solar System Mini Book - Free Solar System Mini Unit

7) Finally, make a solar system snack!

Solar System Snack - Free Solar System Mini Unit

This unit is intended for elementary aged learners. I hope your kids enjoy it!

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