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  • [member-created using abctools] Trace and cut out. This rocket-shaped shapebook has a prompt for students to answer about "If I Lived on the Moon."
  • "Words that come to mind when I think about..." This page features a thought bubble waiting to be filled with on-topic words. Great for kicking off a new unit.
  • [member-created document] This document was made with the abcteach Word Search Puzzle tool.
  • [member-created document] This sample was made with the abcteach word search puzzle tool. Find the words, from "corona" to "pluto" in this planet shaped word search
  • Booklet format for students to record what they Know, what they Want to know, and what they have Learned about Earth.
  • Booklet format for students to record what they Know, what they Want to know, and what they have Learned about stars.
  • An easy-to-read booklet with a descriptive sentence for each of the eight planets.
  • To use this informative (and beautiful) four-page banner of solar system from the sun to Pluto: print the pages, fold the edges, then glue or tape together along the edges. Laminate the banner for longer use.
  • To use this informative two-page banner showing the phases of a lunar eclipse: print the pages, fold the edges, then glue or tape together along the edges. Laminate the banner for longer use.
  • To use this informative four-page poster showing the phases of the solar eclipse: print the pages, fold the edges, then glue or tape together along the edges. Laminate the poster for longer use.
  • Graphic organizers for facts about the inner planets, word family vocabulary development with an inner planet theme, and suggested websites for further research.
  • Ordinal numbers, word problems and more in this "inner planet" themed set of worksheets.
  • Each night observe the moon and draw a picture of what you see.
  • Ordinal numbers, word problems, graphing and more in this "outer planet" themed set of nine worksheets.
  • Graphic organizers for facts about the four outer planets, creative prompts, comparative suffix vocabulary development with an outer planet theme, and suggested websites for further research.
  • You know what you weigh on Earth (even if it doesn't make you happy!!)--but what would you weigh on Mars? on Pluto? Students combine science and math in this fun gravity lab.
  • This beautifully simple booklet explains the phases of the moon in correct terminology with clear illustrations.
  • Make a diorama of the eight planets by following these easy directions.
  • This reading comprehension explains the importance of classification in science and daily life. It tells the difficulties scientists had in determining Pluto's planetary status and briefly presents the new classification of planets.
  • "In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefined the word planet. As a result, Pluto-formerly the ninth planet-is now classified as a dwarf planet." Six writing prompts, featuring persuasive writing and creative writing.
  • Four identical handy reference bookmarks that illustrate all eight planets and their approximate distance (in miles) from the sun.
  • Unscramble the words, from ASTRONOMERS to STARS.
  • Find the words, from ASTRONOMER to STARS, in this telescope-shaped word search.
  • This unit contains short reading comprehensions on each of the four inner planets, fact cards, and clear teaching ideas. Twelve teaching pages.
  • Fact cards for the four outer planets.
  • An informational reading comprehension about the sun and a word search.
  • An informative reading comprehension selection of these celestial groupings is followed by 7 multiple choice questions, a research/writing prompt, 1 visualization question, and 4 questions that require brief written responses.
  • Four identical handy reference bookmarks that illustrate all eight planets and their approximate distance (in miles) from the sun.
  • To use this colorfuland informative four-page poster of all the planets and the size and distance from the sun: print the pages, fold the edges, then glue or tape together along the edges. Laminate the poster for longer use.
  • This mini-office presents some basic astronomy concepts: the solar system, phases of the moon, and eclipses.
  • "Our solar system has eight planets."
  • From "astronaut" to "Venus". These vocabulary building word strips with pictures are great for word walls, sentence strips, spelling and vocabulary practice. Remember that Pluto is now considered a "dwarf" planet.

  • An informational reading comprehension about astronauts.
  • This fun packet is perfect for children interested in planets and the solar system. Activities include fact finding, identifying the planets, word unscramble, and crossword.

  • Even Einstein marvelled at the discoveries made by Edwin Hubble, for whom the Hubble Telescope is named. Find out more about this amazing scientist!
  • To use this informative four-page banner of solar system from the sun to Pluto: print the pages, fold the edges, then glue or tape together along the edges. Laminate the banner for longer use.

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