Our Solar System Unit



Throughout this two-week long unit, students investigate why we are considered a solar system. Students are introduced to the following terms and concepts: asteroids, comets, meteors, geocentric model, heliocentric model, the planets, jovian vs. terrestrial planets, solar system data chart, etc. Stimulating visuals and interactive review questions are included to help clarify these often abstract concepts.

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The following resources are included in this unit:

  • Unit Pacing Guide
  • Our Solar System Lesson Plan
  • Our Solar System PowerPoint Presentation & Guided Notes
  • Planet Research Project
  • Planets Quiz & Answer Key
  • Solar System Quiz & Answer Key
  • Solar System Data & Ellipses Practice Packet & Answer Key
  • Solar System & Ellipses Quiz & Answer Key
  • Scale Model of the Solar System Lab & Answer Key
  • Scale Model of the Solar System Lab Data Cards


Grade Levels: 6th – 12th
Total Pages: 135+
Teaching Duration: 2 Weeks

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