Fifth Grade: Earth Science
5. The solar system consists of planets and other bodies that orbit the Sun in predict
able paths. As a basis for understanding this concept: b. Students know
the solar system includes the planet Earth, the Moon, the Sun,
eight other planets and their satellites, and smaller objects, such as asteroids and
-Please take out your science journal and document your favorite planet. Make sure to list why it is your favorite and at least 3 characteristics of the planet. Click here if you need to access a few more facts to add to your journal.
Solar System Video
Define the words, solar system, universe and planet. Click here to check your answers after you have attempted to answer these on your own!
Click on this link to see some examples! -Now we are going to get into small groups of 3-4 and make a poster that shows how the planets are placed around the sun. Discuss what planet is furthest from the sun and what planet is closest to the sun!