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Learning about the Solar System is a fun and exciting topic for any student.  Knowing that there are other planets and moons out there light-years away is amazing. That's why these projects and activities can make learning about the Sun, Earth, Moon, and other Planets come alive. 

These projects and activities can be used as a supplement to an Astronomy unit or as a standalone.  They will cover science projects focusing on the sun and the moon, and then some fun activities dealing with the Earth and the solar system as a whole.  Children can use these activities to role-play to be the Earth, Venus, or even Jupiter.  They can spend time outside everynight observing the Moon and how it changes.  They can even pretend they are an astronaut traveling to all the planets and then write about them in their log book or write a song about the planets.  Astronomy will never be the same after these projects and activities!

Student objectives learned through the activities:

  • Understand that the sun's light is able to fade paper.
  • Explain how the appearance of the moon changes in the sky during a four-week lunar cycle.
  • Describe how the earth's rotation causes day and night to happen in your location.
  • Define and give examples of revolution and rotation.
  • Describe gravity as the force that works between objects in space. 
  • Identify the known planets of our solar system
  • Describe the specific characteristics of the known planets in our solar system
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May 8th, 2012
Very useful for the price. I would say kids as young as 5 can be included, and ages 11-13 is pushing it a little for most kids who have read any good books on stars/planets already. Again, for the price, this is a worthy addition to a younger child's [...]
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July 27, 2011
This title was added to our catalog on July 27, 2011.