The Solar System

Solar System Lesson for second graders

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The Solar System by Mind Map: The Solar System

1. Students know the order of the 8 planets and can identify defining characteristics

1.1. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

1.2. 2nd Grade Eight Great Planets Video w Music

1.3. The Planets Song | Mercury Venus Song | 8 planets of the solar system song | elearnin

2. Students learn the definition of solar system, orbit, planet, asteroid

2.1. Solar System: the collection of eight planets and their moons in orbit around the sun, together with smaller bodies in the form of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets.

2.2. Orbit: a repeating path that one object in space takes around another (takes earth 1 year to orbit around the sun)

2.3. Planet: large natural objects that orbit around the Sun, 8 planets

2.4. Asteroid: a chunk of rock and metal in outer space that is in orbit around the Sun

3. Students play games to learn Solar System facts

3.1. Play | NASA Space Place – NASA Science for Kids