Planets and Solar System Worksheets

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This is our collection of solar system, outer space, and planet worksheets that you use for your Science lessons.

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Projects and Activities

Solar System Scavenger Hunt Free

Students hunt for planet and solar system facts hidden around your classroom.

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To the Moon (Printable Board Game) Member

Printable board game in which students learn facts about our solar system

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Planet Research Report Member

Choose a planet to research and answer the questions in the packet.

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Articles with Questions

Mercury Article & Questions Free

Discover Mercury, the planet closest to the sun.  Read the article and answer the comprehension questions.

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Venus Article & Questions Member

Learn about Venus, Earth's cloudy, volcanic twin.

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Earth Article & Questions Member

Discover new facts about our home planet.

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Mars Article & Questions Member

Learn all about Mars, Earth's nearest neighbor, and human efforts to explore the Red Planet.

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Fun Mars Websites Member

Several fun Martian Web resources for you to use with your class.

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Jupiter Article & Questions Member

Read about the biggest  planet of them all, and discover the mysteries of the "Great Red Spot."

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Saturn Article & Questions Member

Discover the beautiful ringed gas giant - Saturn!

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Uranus Article & Questions Member

Find out about the cold, mysterious planet of Uranus.

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Neptune Article & Questions Member

Distant, cold, and windy Neptune has one thing in common with Earth - what is it?

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Pluto Article & Questions Member

Pluto, now a dwarf planet, got its name in a most unusual way.  Read this article to find out more!

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Sun Article & Questions Member

Read this article to learn all about our amazing sun!

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Moon Article & Questions Member

Find out about Earth's moon, and learn about the first man to walk on it.

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Dwarf Planets Article & Questions Member

Learn about the 5 dwarf plants in our solar system and discover why Pluto is no longer considered a planet. (approx. 5th grade level)

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Moons Article & Questions Member

Learn about the many unique moons of our solar system.  (approx. 3rd grade level)

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Constellations Article & Questions Member

The article tells how constellations got their names and how the same constellation can be known by different names across the world.  (approx. 4th grade level)

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Worksheets
(Level: Basic)

Which Objects Are Planets? Member

Cut out the picture cards and sort them into two categories: planets and not planets. Objects pictured include: Earth, Jupiter, Sun, Moon, Mars, Neptune, space shuttle, comet, and satellite.

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Worksheets
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Planet Riddles Free

Use your knowledge of the solar system to solve these planet rhyming riddles.

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Solar System Cut-and-Glue Member

Cut out the definitions and glue them next to the corresponding solar system object. Words include Mercury, Mars, Earth, Venus, Jupiter, Asteroid Belt, Moon, Sun, Neptune, Saturn, and Earth.

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Calculate Your Weight on Other Planets Member

How much would you weigh on Jupiter?  How about Pluto?  Or Mercury?  Simple formulas for calculating your weight on other worlds.

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Solar System Crossword Member

Read the clues and write the names of planets and other solar system words in the puzzle.

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Space Q & A Member

A space question-answer game that you can play with your class.

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Moon Phases

Name the Moon Phase w/ Guide Member

Name the moon phases shown.  Includes a picture guide at the top of the page.

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Name the Moon Phase w/ Word Bank Member

Name the moon phases shown.  Includes a word bank at the top of the page.

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Name the Moon Phase Member

Name the moon phases shown.  Does not include a word bank or guide.

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Moon Phases - Picture Member

Picture of the moon phases, in order, with labels.

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Moon Crater Science Activity Member

Discover how moon craters were formed with this hands-on activity.

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