Make Your Own Solar System

Our solar system has one Sun, nine planets, asteroids, comets, and moons. Ours is a sun-centered or heliocentric solar system, since our Sun is at the center.

Create your own heliocentric solar

Create your own heliocentric solar

New Solar System Discovered!

1. Use a large piece of black construction paper as your background.

2. Cut out the Sun to fit in the middle of the page. Will your Sun be yellow or another color?

3. Color the things you want in your solar system. Do your planets have craters? Are they blue or green? Maybe they are pink? Do they have volcanos? Are they smooth as ice? It's your solar system!

4. Cut out the shapes you want and glue them around your Sun or use them as patterns to make more.

What is the name of your new solar system?

The universe contains everything you The Sun is a star. Did you know that could see. or touch, or measure that more than a million planets the size of exists, no matter how close or how far Earth would fit into the Sun? The Sun is away. All the galaxies and the space only a medium-sized star. There are between them are part of the stars much larger than the Sun In the universe. All the stars and planets in universe. Even though there are large the galaxies are part of the universe, planets and giant stars in the

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Now that you know more about the solar system, see if you can find the hidden words from the Word Bank in the puzzle below. Circle the words as you find them.

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