Lessons and activity sheets

Curriculum-linked unit of work, lesson ideas and accompanying activity sheets (see right-hand column), written for primary students, on the topic of our Solar System.

Content is available in PDF format, and where applicable, accompanied by SMART Notebook files.

Unit of work

The Solar System is a fascinating place and students find it an engaging and interesting topic to explore. Here you will find a five-lesson unit of work investigating our Solar System. Students will consider the bodies that make up the Solar System as well as the role of space exploration with a focus on Australia’s involvement. The lessons are aimed at students in years 3 to 7 (with particular relevance for students in years 5 and 7), but are flexible enough to be adapted for other year levels.

Each lesson has a brief introduction, broad learning outcomes, a list of required resources, suggested assessment options and activity sheets (presented as PDFs and IWB files as appropriate).

There is also an Australian Curriculum year level chart which outlines the unit links for years 3 to 7 in the Science, Mathematics and English learning areas.

Cross-curricular resources

There are extra cross-curricular lesson ideas focused on the Solar System (to support the unit of work).

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