Solar System Circle Book: An engaging research project to learn more about the planets of our solar system. Complete the information and decorate your pages before following the instructions to create a circular book.
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Differentiated resource to assist learning about the planets in the solar system. Could be used as a topic starter or as an assessment.
1. Solar System master sheet, best printed out on A3. Same sheet used for all groups.
2. Differentiated sheets for 3 ability groups. Some independent research necessary for group A but this can be edited to suit. Other groups mach facts to the planet.
Facts can be edited to suit lesson input.
The Reception classes had a lovely project based on the 'Toy Story &' DVD, called &';To infinity and beyond.' The second part of the project took us into space and these PowerPoints were used to put some facts into the project as it moved into space.
Beware the boys were so enthralled that it took some fantastic planning to keep them intersted in the next project. We did it.
A worksheet which I blew up to A3 when covering the solar system basics with a year 7 class.
Has space for pupils to write their own mnemonic to remember the order of the planets and boxes for pupils to write info about each of the planets individually. Would work well in combination with pupils using internet/book research to find the information for themselves.
Set of complete lessons based on the new curriculum; Solar system, phases of the moon, spacecraft, seasons, magnetic Earth, gravity and making rockets. Worksheets referenced are from the Exploring Science package.
1. The solar system
3. Phases of the moon
6. Magnetic Earth
7. Using magnetism
8. Gravity in space
9. Making Rockets
Introduction booklet to the Solar System and it's Planets. Uses updated facts and figures from the Nasa website. (Pluto is named as a Dwarf planet) Introduces the idea of orbit, solid rock - Terrestrial planets, gas - the Gas Giants, the sun as a star, moons, and temperature. Originally created for ESL purposes, however it can be used just as effectively in any regular primary classroom. Print out A4 double sided and fold into an A5 booklet.
Solar System: This solar system crossword puzzle is a fun vocabulary review for students and contains the following:
1. Blank Version without word bank
2. Blank Version with word bank
3. Answer Key
4. Solar System Vocabulary Words:
♦ Asteroid Belt
♦ Hubble Space Telescope
♦ Solar System
♦ Space Shuttle
The Planets of the Solar System Doodle Research Posters are a perfect way to tie together your science and ELA instruction. This collection of 8 space science research posters is a fun an engaging way to help your students organize their learning about the planets in our solar system. Kids love to make their learning colorful and these Solar System doodle research posters helps them do just that.
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A PowerPoint presentation on the Solar System covering the following:
1. The planets
2. The Sun
3. The Moon
4. The Milky Way Galaxy
Includes 16 slides covering facts and images on the above as well as the internal structure of the Earth and the Sun.
Comes with a Solar System diagram to colour and label as well as two word searches on famous astronomers and planets of the Solar System.
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11 Fact Sheets –one for each planet in our solar system including the Sun and the Moon: brief descriptions and table including type, diameter, distance from Sun, how many hours for a day, how many days for a year, temperature on the surface, number of rings, number of moons, first time recorded and by whom it was recorded by. Suggest folding in half and laminate.
Space/ Our Solar System / Planets Word Mats
5 Word Mats including 3 x with definitions of related topic words in alphabetic order; 1 x table with detailed information about each planet; 1x image of our solar system’s planets and their orbits ( 2 versions! including one in full colour background). Suggest laminating.
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I have created a variety of worksheets - some can be used with the help of information texts or/and Internet as a means to record answers as well as further activities that can be linked to other Science topics ( Forces & Materials)
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The Solar System and Beyond. This full topic is a merge between the old 7L (Solar System and Beyond) and 9J (Satellites and Space) into the 2-year KS3 new scheme of work. The topic covers 7 one-hour lessons and an assessment lesson. As this is part of the new KS3 scheme of work there are NO LEVELS required or given.
The topic covers:
- Days and nights
- Seasons and years
- Phases of the moon
- Solar and lunar eclipses
- The planets
- Comets and asteroids.
- Gravity and orbits
- Satellites (natural and artificial)
- Space exploration (landers, rovers, orbiters etc.)
All learning objectives are on the PowerPoints and all activities that are mentioned are fully resourced and ready to go! Some lesson slides have animations on them that the pupils will LOVE and will help them to remember the key information. There are running themes throughout the topic (the NASA boss the pupils work for) to engage pupils with the activities and for them to take pride in their learning.
Some of the files are large because they are so complete and well resourced so please be patient. It's worth it!
- 6 PowerPoints (L1, L2, L3, L4 and L5, L6, L7)
- Card sort for lesson 1
- Moon phases worksheet for lesson 3
- Moon homework for lesson 3
- Planet fact cards and table for lessons 4 and 5
- An Excel spreadsheet containing the data for the temperatures of the planets
- Exploration methods fact sheet for lesson 7
- Assessment on the topic with mark scheme
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This is an engaging and informative presentation packed with facts about the planets in our solar system. It includes a page about each of the planets as well as other fascinating solar system facts.
This clear and colourful presentation includes navigation buttons so that it does not need to be read in linear style and could be used as a whole class introduction to the solar system or made accessible to children for their own research. The final slide contains a quiz based on information within the presentation, complete with navigation button s leading to the appropriate pages in order to check answers.
This presentation could also be used as an example of a non-chronological report during an English and Science linked lesson.
KS3 Solar System - Beyond the Solar System + free bonus literacy in Science bundle of 18 informative and fun articles with questions, along with 30 Famous Scientists poster a wall display of 30 scientists, each on A4 with a picture, synopsis of life, fun and thought provoking quotes. , tick that box!
All power points to tell a story
learning objectives clearly and uniquely visually linked, short, relevant and punchy, revised a minimum of 3 time a lesson.
Fun pictures all over to help tell the tale.
All slides plain black background font comic sans minimum 24 for contrast and easy to read at the back.
As many fun, creative and original practical’s built in to lessons as could be implemented.
All resources produced and stored for each lesson.
Practical instructions given along with prep room requests.
TEEP embedded, alongside philosophies from working with the Stimulating Physics program.
Earth as seen from Saturn
Voyager 1 – how fast is it going and for how long
Where is it now?
What is a light year?
How long will voyager take to get to our nearest star?
The Milky Way – you need to outside for this activity.
Tweet me a galaxy
Organize in size order
Are we alone – questions for thought?
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This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising knowledge relating to The Solar System. It contains comprehensive sections on:
- The Sun, Planets, and Dwarf Planets - including classification, mean distance from the sun, size, and key composition information;
- Other Bodies in the Solar System - including comets, the asteroid belt, the Kuiper belt, and the Oort cloud;
- Human Spaceflight;
- Timeline of Discovery;
Key words and ideas are categorised logically for easy reference. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
This resource provides student friendly facts relating to the Solar System. Also included is an associated worksheet which challenges students to find information in the factsheets. The worksheet also provides students with an opportunity to develop their knowledge further through independent or teacher led investigation.
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Solar System: This solar system word search also doubles as a coloring book!. The advantage to this is that students can actually see the concept behind the term they are attempting to find. The Solution to the puzzle is included.
Solar System Word Search/ Coloring Book Vocabulary:
♦ Milky Way
♦ Space Shuttle
♦ Asteroid Belt
♦ Space Station
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