The Solar System

Take a tour of the solar system with Paxi. Then, create a model of the solar system on paper.

Courtesy ESA (European Space Agency)

Solar System Poster
Materials
  • 2 Sheets of Black Construction Paper

  • Pencil

  • Colored Pencils, Markers or Crayons

  • Glue stick

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Optional: Plate

  • Optional: Hole Puncher

  • Printable Cutout Sheets for this Activity (Found at Bottom of "Week 3" Site Page)

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Step 1

Cut out the sun and and the planets from the printable cutout sheets, then color them in.

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Planets

in Our

Solar System

Image Courtesy of NASA

Step 2

Attach the two black sheets of paper together using tape. Glue the sun in the bottom left corner.

Step 3

Draw eight orbits using a pencil. You can use a plate for the first couple of orbits. Use a marker to go over the orbit lines. 

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Step 4

Glue the planets to the orbit lines in the following order: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune. Also glue the labels next to each planet. 

Step 5

Use a hole puncher to make "stars" out of aluminum foil (or tear small pieces of aluminum foil off a sheet of aluminum foil).  Glue these background stars to the poster around the planets.

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You have now finished your solar system poster! If you want to, you can glue the poster to cardboard and/or hang it up on the wall.