Schoolyard Solar System

how big is the solar system

STEM Thursday, Browne Middle, March 24th, 2016

Presenters: Ms. Baker, Ms. Cortinas, Ms. Moore, Ms. Stevens

Schoolyard Solar System Lesson Plan


How far away are the planets in our solar system?


Let’s sort out these planets!   Solar System Card Sort

  • What is the rotation and revolution time for each planet?

  • How many moons does each planet have?

  • What is the temperature range of each planet?

  • How can we describe the surface and atmosphere of each planet?



Schoolyard Solar System Student Lab Recording Sheet

scale model

How can we make a scaled model of the solar system?


Let’s go outside and walk the distance between the sun and each planet!   


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