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Planets of the Solar System Factbook – Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 3 pages | Years: 4 - 6

A worksheet that can be compiled into a factbook containing information about the planets in the solar system.

Students use this set of worksheets to create a factbook for their favourite planet in the solar system.

Create a Planet Fact File 🪐📒

Students research specific information about the planets and record it on the worksheet. A copy of the planet research page can be printed for each planet and then compiled to make a complete factbook. Information that students will need to complete includes:

  • planet diameter (km)
  • distance from sun (millions of km)
  • rotation time (hours)
  • orbit/revolution time (days)
  • average temperature (°C)
  • number of moons
  • ring system (yes/no)
  • main composition (rock/gas/ice)
  • a fun fact.

Where in the Universe? 🌌

Students can also learn their place in space by recording their ‘cosmic address’:

  • street
  • suburb
  • city
  • state
  • country
  • planet
  • star system (Orion Arm)
  • galaxy (Milky Way)
  • Cluster (Virgo)
  • the Universe.

This teaching resource would a wonderful addition to a lesson or unit about the solar system in Earth and Space Sciences.

Team up this resource with our Planets of the Solar System Posters. Students will have all the information they need to complete their fact files.

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Planets of the Solar System Posters

A set of visually striking and informative posters about the planets of our solar system.

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  • Tamara Sherry

    Hi there, is there any chance that the worksheet could be made available as an editable word doc so that it can be filled in electronically please?

    • Trish (Teach Starter)

      Hi Tamara, can I get you to submit this change suggestion via the changes & updates tab, just above the comments section? This way you will be notified directly if this occurs.