Soaring the Solar System

Activity Summary

Teams will successfully identify and label as many solar system-based objects as possible in a 15-minute time frame.

Required Materials

  • 1 copy of Solar System exam per team
  • Copy (or copies) of the Solar System handout
  • 1 Pencil per student

Setup Give each team 20 minutes to study a diagram of the objects in our solar system. Encourage them to think of ways to memorize each object; for example, they can categorize by type of body (planet, moon, etc.).

Standards Covered

NGSS Standard(s): 4-PS2-1, 5-ESS1-1

CCSS Standard(s): 4.NF.4, 5.NF.4, 5.NF.5, ELA, Math, W.3.1, W.3.10, W.4.1, W.4.10, W.5.1, W.5.10