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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

The Dynamic Trio

Fun Forces
Summary
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.
Overview
Topic: 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.
Objective
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 Solar System.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 2 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

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