Project shows how the Earth goes around the Sun and the Moon goes around the Earth.

Preschool Crafts for Kids*: Sun, Earth, Moon Model Craft The Earth goes round the Sun. The moon goes round the Earth. Make these to help kids visualize it.

Oatmeal Container Planetarium

I'm dying to give this one a try. Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational has shared some amazing, fun and educational ideas! This is one of my favorites! A planetarium made from an oatmeal container! Stop by and check out how she did it!

Moon: Phases of the Moon Demonstration

Science Matters: Moon: Phases of the Moon Demonstration. I did this and the kids loved it!

The Scale of Objects in the Universe

The scale of it all! Understanding the size of Earth in comparison to the rest of our solar system -- an amazing illustration to visualize the size and scale of our world!

To better understand how far from the sun each planet is we made a model.

Toilet Paper science: Mercury, the closest planet to the sun was 3 sheets of toilet paper from the sun. Neptune, the farthest planet from the sun, was 224 sheets of toilet paper from the sun.

21 FREE Online Resources for studying Astronomy, the stars, the planets, and the solar system!

21 Free Online Resources for teaching about the planets, stars, and solar system @ Homeschooling Hearts Minds

Art Projects for Kids

Art Projects for Kids: Spheres in Space elementary art lesson how to shade spheres drawing coloring outer space planets galaxy solar system

Mobile: Solar System - Universe - Astronomy

Free to print Solar System Mobile! Awesome science printable planet papercraft :) Great for an educational project!

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