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

Use toilet paper and planet cut outs to really get a sense of each planet's distance from the sun.

Happy Earth Day everyone! Here's 50 facts about earth, via geekdad.com

Happy Earth Day everyone! Here's 50 facts about earth, via geekdad.com

Foldable explaining the order of the planets from the sun. My son is learning about the planets and having a quiz on it

3rd grade solar system idea.....Solar System Glitter Globe...attn science teachers! A really cool project that will take some time and coordination, can even coordinate with the art teacher! I just love crafty things...

How to make raisins - simple sun science for kids

Phases of the moon, this helps the students understand while making this chart, what they look like. Science standards: 4. The Physical Setting, A. Universe, Grade 4: The patterns of stars in the sky stay the same, although they appear to move across the sky nightly, and different stars can be seen in different seasons.

Cut-out planets - Movement Activity! Hop on star and planet cut-outs on rug (could use for counting or spelling activity as well!)

from Babble

25 DIY Educational Activities for Kids

This is an awesome science experiment to help students understand the movement of water through plants . The only thing I dislike about this experiment is there were no direction .