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The Solar System - Planets in Order

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    Grade:  3 - 6

Show the planets in order with this beautifully designed printable science poster.

What Is the Order of the Planets?

Starting from the closest to the Sun, the order of the planets in our solar system is as follows:

  • Mercury
  • Venus
  • Earth
  • Mars
  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Uranus
  • Neptune

Note: Pluto, which was once considered a planet, is now classified as a “dwarf planet” and is no longer considered one of the main planets of the solar system.

Planets in Order for Kids

If you are looking for an educational poster to use in your classroom to help your students see the order of the planets, you have come to the right place! Download your printable poster of the order of the planets today and add a touch of cosmic beauty to your classroom! 

This educational poster is perfect for any science classroom. It features a clear and easy-to-read layout that displays the order of the planets in the solar system, starting from the closest to the Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

How to Make the Most of Your Planet Order Poster

  1. Print the poster and display it in your classroom for students to reference when doing independent work.
  2. Print the poster, slip it into a clear sleeve and use it in your guided groups as a reminder.
  3. Print the poster, slide it into a clear sleeve and hang it on a ring as a reference tool for a learning center. 

We’ve also come up with bonus ways to turn posters into interactive tools that really make your lessons stick! 

📂 Place copies in students’ homework folders for reference. 

💻 Provide posters as digital resources for virtual students. 

🧠 Test students’ memories by showing them the poster, then hiding it and having them tell you what they remember.

✅ Incorporate posters into your lesson wrap-up: students write on a sticky note what they learned from the lesson and place it on the poster. 

Before You Download

This resource prints as a PDF. Please use the Download button to access the full-color version.

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