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Digital Solar System Activities

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Teaching your students about the solar system? These interactive digital activities help students learn about the planets by accessing websites and reading short passages. This resource is a great addition to an astronomy unit, and students can use it right in Google Slides! No prep for you; no lost papers for them!

Students will have the opportunity to answer a variety of questions by typing answers and moving objects.

Slide contents include:

  • defining a solar system
  • understanding geocentric and heliocentric models of the solar system
  • planet order from the sun
  • planet order by size
  • terrestrial planets and gas giants
  • defining rotation and revolution
  • key characteristics of the sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune
  • understanding why Pluto is considered a dwarf planet
  • other objects in the solar system (comets, asteroids, meteoroids)
  • completing review questions

What's Included:

  • 25 interactive slides
  • teacher answer key
  • step-by-step tutorial explaining how to share the resource with your students (both for Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive)

Recommended Grade Levels: 4, 5, 6

Number of Slides: 16

Supported Standards: 2018 Virginia Science SOL 4.5

What Teachers Are Saying:

"With all of the new Science standards, it is nice to have fresh digital resources that are engaging and up to date" - Scarlett

"This resource was very helpful, interactive, and effective for learning. My students enjoyed this as a google classroom assignment." - Ureca

"I loved this resource! It was so helpful and included so many great details to help teach the solar system." - Erin

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