The Dynamic Trio
In this activity, students will learn about the stars, planets, and Moon found in our solar system and how
they relate to one another. Students will work in groups to create models of the Solar System.
Earth Materials and Systems
Real World Science Topics:
- Relative location of the Solar System objects including the Sun, Moon, and the major planets.
- Explore relationships between the Sun, Moon, and Earth and how they impact one another.
- Explore relationships of the Sun, the planets, Moon and other objects of the Solar System.
After completing this activity, students should be able to describe our Solar System and the location of the
Earth, Moon, and Sun in relation to one another as well as how they orbit in space. Second graders should
be able to list major planets, describe their location in the Solar System and how they function within our
Activity Difficulty Rating: 2
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