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Planets of Our Solar System – Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 4 pages | Grades: 3

Use this worksheet to review planet order, features, and classifications.

🪐 Use Our Planets Worksheet When Reviewing the Solar System!

How do your students remember the order of the 8 planets? This can be a tricky concept to remember, but with the help of a mnemonic device, students will remember the correct order in no time!

With this science worksheet, students will answer questions about their understanding of planet order, types of planets, and special features of individual planets. This worksheet accompanies the “Planets of Our Solar System –Teaching Presentation” resource. Additionally, if you are looking for themed posters to go with the worksheet and teaching presentation, check out our beautifully designed Planets of the Solar System Posters!

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!  

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

For students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to find and record additional information about a planet of their choice. Students can use science textbooks, digital sources, etc., to find information.  

If there are students who need support with this worksheet, consider completing it in a 1-on-1 setting or with a small group. Additionally, invite students to reference the accompanying teaching presentation to locate information. 

🖨️ Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete. 

To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided. 

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them. 

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks. 

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This resource was created by Jennifer Hall, a teacher in North Carolina and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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