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