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The Solar System: Asteroids, Meteors and Comets

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Grade 5, 6, 7, 8



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The Solar System: Asteroids, Meteors and Comets

Are you ready to take your students on an awe-inspiring journey through the cosmos? Our educational resource, The Solar System: Asteroids, Meteors and Comets may be just what you need! Designed especially for students in grades five to eight with varying learning levels, this lesson plan aims to ignite a passion for Astronomy while staying aligned with Common Core State Standards.

This enriching lesson plan delivers its core content across several compelling areas. Focusing on the inner and outer planets of our Solar Systems - it provides an inspiring introduction to celestial bodies like asteroids, meteors and comets. Reporting simplified language blended seamlessly with enriched scientific vocabulary ensures that these complex topics become digestible for young learners.

Content & Activities

  • Reading passages tailored specifically around each concept along with comprehension questions that test students' understanding while promoting critical thinking skills.
  • Hands-on activities bolster active learning which can spark new insights into planetary orbits or the lunar cycle while making lessons fun!
  • This product is versatile and ideal for whole-group instruction or small group investigation; it even lends itself powerfully as homework assignments or independent studying tools.
  • Aim is mastery over concepts such as asteroid belts or shooting stars within reach of any classroom!


  1. Supporting materials : Colorful mini posters serving as visual aids designed for dress-up bulletin board displays or classroom walls doubling-up as quick-reference points during revisions!
  2. A Rubric-filled evaluation scheme accompanies crosswords, word searches tailored from pertinent vocabulary allowing seamless embedding of assessments targeting factual recall and retention.

On completing the entire lesson using The Solar System: Asteroids, Meteors and Comets your class would have not only ventured through a space expedition but also explored content written under Bloom's Taxonomy & STEM initiatives culminating in a well-rounded understanding of Astronomy.

Teaching Simplified and Learning Amplified!

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