Planets and Solar System

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
Students hunt for planet and solar system facts hidden around your classroom.
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Printable board game in which students learn facts about our solar system
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Choose a planet to research and answer the questions in the packet.
2nd through 5th Grades
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Scoot is a fast-faced game that the whole class can play at once. Students move around to each desk in the classroom and answer questions about the planets, the sun, and the moon.
3rd through 6th Grades
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Students cut and fold to make an origami cootie catcher (fortune teller) game. When they play, students answer questions about the solar system. Questions include: What are the four inner planets? How many stars are in our solar system? Who was the first person to walk on the moon?
3rd through 5th Grades
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Articles with Questions
Discover Mercury, the planet closest to the sun.  Read the article and answer the comprehension questions.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Learn about Venus, Earth's cloudy, volcanic twin.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Discover new facts about our home planet.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Learn all about Mars, Earth's nearest neighbor, and human efforts to explore the Red Planet.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Several fun Martian Web resources for you to use with your class.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Read about the biggest  planet of them all, and discover the mysteries of the "Great Red Spot."
3rd through 5th Grades
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Discover the beautiful ringed gas giant - Saturn!
3rd through 5th Grades
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Find out about the cold, mysterious planet of Uranus.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Distant, cold, and windy Neptune has one thing in common with Earth - what is it?
3rd through 5th Grades
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Pluto, now a dwarf planet, got its name in a most unusual way.  Read this article to find out more!
3rd through 5th Grades
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Read this article to learn all about our amazing sun!
3rd through 5th Grades
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Find out about Earth's moon, and learn about the first man to walk on it.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Learn about the 5 dwarf plants in our solar system and discover why Pluto is no longer considered a planet. (approx. 5th grade level)
3rd through 5th Grades
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Learn about the many unique moons of our solar system.  (approx. 3rd grade level)
3rd Grade
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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)
3rd through 5th Grades
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Worksheets
(Level: Basic)
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.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grades
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(Level: Intermediate)
Use your knowledge of the solar system to solve these planet rhyming riddles.
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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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How much would you weigh on Jupiter?  How about Pluto?  Or Mercury?  Simple formulas for calculating your weight on other worlds.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Read the clues and write the names of planets and other solar system words in the puzzle.
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A space question-answer game that you can play with your class.
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Moon Phases
Name the moon phases shown.  Includes a picture guide at the top of the page.
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Name the moon phases shown.  Includes a word bank at the top of the page.
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Name the moon phases shown.  Does not include a word bank or guide.
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Picture of the moon phases, in order, with labels.
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This is a wonderful seasonal poem about the Harvest Moon. Read the poem, answer the comprehension questions, then learn about Harvest Moon.
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Discover how moon craters were formed with this hands-on activity.
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