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Solar System Theme Units

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  • Two printable cards with graphics for writing facts about planets.

  • Use this 'Acrostic Form: Solar System' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Acrostic Form: Solar System'. Write a poem about the solar system with this acrostic form.
  • Ordinal numbers, word problems, graphing and more in this "outer planet" themed set of nine worksheets.

  • Students research their favorite planets, then compose "postcards" from those planets including basic information. Includes questions and a grading rubric.
  • A series of reading comprehensions, designed to introduce the history of space travel.
  • Use this 'Shapebook: Rocket (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Shapebook: Rocket (elementary)'. 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.
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  • 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 the solar system.
  • Booklet format for students to record what they Know, what they Want to know, and what they have Learned about stars.
  • Booklet format for students to record what they Know, what they Want to know, and what they have Learned about the stars.
  • This beautifully simple booklet explains the phases of the moon in correct terminology with clear illustrations.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • Color this drawing of the Earth, or trace and cut out for a great shapebook.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • An easy-to-read booklet with a descriptive sentence for each of the eight planets.
  • Instructions and worksheets for a hands-on demonstration of moon phases and both solar and lunar eclipses.
  • 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.
  • Four identical handy reference bookmarks that illustrate all eight planets and their approximate distance (in miles) from the sun.
  • 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.
  • To use this informative four-page poster of the phases of the moon and the lunar eclipse, including diagrams: print the pages, fold the edges, then glue or tape together along the edges. Laminate the poster for longer use.
  • This unit contains short reading comprehensions on each of the four inner planets, fact cards, and clear teaching ideas. Twelve teaching pages.
  • Graphic organizers for facts about the inner planets, word family vocabulary development with an inner planet theme, and suggested websites for further research.
  • Fact cards for the four outer 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.

  • Use for center sign or booklet cover.
  • 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.
  • "Our solar system has eight planets."
  • An informational reading comprehension about astronauts.
  • An informational reading comprehension about the sun and a word search.
  • Even Einstein marvelled at the discoveries made by Edwin Hubble, for whom the Hubble Telescope is named. Find out more about this amazing scientist!

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