Distance of planets from sun w/ toilet paper-my kids loved this! OMG future teachers!! soooo cool

Toilet Paper science: Mercury, the closest planet to the sun was 3 sheets of toilet paper from the sun. Neptune, the farthest planet from the sun, was 224 sheets of toilet paper from the sun.

I love this simple way of using brads and paper to teach kiddo how the earth rotates and orbits the sun, and how the moon does, too.

Earth & Space Sciences: This is what I'm looking for. Must teach how the Moon orbits Earth while Earth orbits the Sun. Tori's Teacher Tips: Another giveaway and solar system project!

FREEBIE!  Order of the Planets Mnemonic Device Flip Sheet.  Includes blank templates if you would like students to write your own mnemonic device.  Perfect addition to your space or solar system unit!

Order of the Planets Mnemonic Device Flip Sheet. Space activities: Includes blank templates if you would like students to write your own mnemonic device. Perfect addition to your space or solar system unit!

FREE Solar System Worksheets.  This site has a bunch of free worksheets to download.  There are coloring sheets, cut and paste activities as well as this great cut out worksheet to make a poster.  All you need to supplement your solar system unit.  Download these FREE worksheets at:  http://www.bestcoloringpagesforkids.com/solar-system-coloring-pages.html

Printable Solar System Coloring Sheets for Kids!

Planet cut outs. Key Concepts include: Position of the Earth in the solar system Print the worksheet on card stock, cut out, and have the students put the planets in order. Students could also number the planets to demonstrate order.

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Time off work and 'The Planets'!

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Solar System: Rotating and Revolving     Teaching Special Thinkers. I would use this to teach the difference between the planets rotating and revolving. After this, I could work my way into the stars and different constellations.

Layers of the Earth Hands on Science Activity

Science Anchor Chart -Solar System: Rotating and Revolving Teaching Special Thinkers. I would use this to teach the difference between the planets rotating and revolving. After this, I could work my way into the stars and different constellations.

Could have the students pick a different planet to feature at the bottom with the sentence frame "I'm going to ... (name of planet)"

Adorable for Astronomy! Could have the students pick a different planet to feature at the bottom with the sentence frame "I'm going to .

An eight planets solar system book to teach the planets. kindergarten, first grade, second grade and homeschool students will have fun learning the planets with this simple book.

Planet Order Book Activity

Planet Order Book Activity This is a planet book with the 8 planets in order. A great activity to reinforce the 8 planets in our solar system. This is perfect for any space or planet unit and can be easily differentiated for your needs.

This was an after school program that I put on for kids. (See all my kids' programs here! )

Constellations & Astronomy for Kids

Literary Hoots: Constellations & Astronomy for Kids Observe that the patterns of stars in the sky stay the same although they appear to shift across the sky nightly, and different stars can be seen in different seasons.

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