Solar System Presentation & Guided Notes




Dive into the vast expanse of our solar system with this comprehensive Solar System Presentation and Guided Notes. This high-quality resource is centered around the essential question “Why are we considered a solar system?” and delves into the intricacies of our celestial neighborhood.


Students explore the sun, terrestrial planets, jovian planets, dwarf planets, The Kuiper Belt, The Oort Cloud, moons, asteroids, meteoroids, comets and their tails, as well as space exploration and discoveries. This astronomy-focused presentation not only covers fundamental concepts in Earth Science but also introduces topics like the geocentric vs. heliocentric models, potential habitable environments, and a solar system data chart.


The estimated 30-minute presentation is thoughtfully crafted to captivate students’ attention and spark curiosity. Paired with guided notes, students actively engage in the learning process, filling in key information as they follow along. To reinforce their understanding, practice questions are seamlessly integrated at the presentation’s conclusion, providing an opportunity for application and skill reinforcement.


Aligned with the Next Gen Science Standards (NGSS), this solar system resource goes beyond the traditional classroom experience. It offers an immersive exploration into the wonders of our cosmic surroundings, making astronomy an engaging and accessible topic for students. Elevate your Earth Science curriculum with a presentation that not only informs, but also inspires a fascination for the mysteries of the solar system.




  • 55-Slide PowerPoint Presentation
  • 6-Page Guided Notes (Editable Google Docs)

Grade Levels: 6th – 12th
Total Pages: 61
Teaching Duration: 30 Minutes

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