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Meet the Planets Solar System Lesson

The Planet Mercury
The Planet Earth
The Planet Saturn and Its Rings

Use the slideshow, teacher resources, and student worksheets in this astronomy mini-lesson to give students a general overview of the eight planets in our solar system. This mini-lesson can be taught as part of 1 or 2 45-minute class periods. The activities and exercises can be completed in class or given as take-home assignments. The lesson content is accessible and approachable for both science teachers and generalists, and includes background material for brush-up or pre-lecture preparation.

Grades
4
5
6

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the eight major planets in our solar system. Remind them that our knowledge of the solar system continues to grow and change as new data is discovered. For example, Pluto was recently re-classified as a dwarf planet. Eris and the asteroid Ceres are also part of this new category.Use the slideshow in this astronomy mini-lesson to give students a general overview of the eight planets in our solar system.

Excerpted from

Eyewitness: Astronomy

Eyewitness: Astronomy

Kristen Lippincott

This book provides an in-depth, comprehensive look at astronomy with a unique integration of words and pictures.

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