We really enjoy unit studies for our homeschool Science time. It gives us more freedom to explore subjects that my children are interested in, instead of staying in the same textbook for an entire year. This works well for Science as there are so many types of subjects to learn about.
Learning about the Solar System can make for an amazing unit study, there are so many free printables and projects that you can do that you don’t even need to purchase a curriculum! If you are wanting to teach your kids about the solar system for FREE you will love this list of printables and projects to help you create your own unit study for Science.
FREE Solar System Printables:
Recommended Resource: The Astronomy Student Notebook – only $9.95
Using a combination of written narration, drawing, & labeling, The Astronomy Student Notebook will take your student on a journey into our amazing universe. Students will study the heavenly bodies and ponder the mysteries and marvels of the sun, planets, moon, stars, and more.
FREE Sun Terminology Vocabulary Copywork Notebook (Instant Download)
Solar System Projects and Hands-On Activities:
If you don’t want to create your own solar system and prefer a kit here are some good ones:
4M Solar System PlanetariumSmoothfoam Unpainted Solar System Kit W/Paint & BrushesGreat Explorations 3-D Solar SystemSolar System Planetarium DIY Model Kids Astronomical Science kits4M Glow-in-the-Dark Solar System Mobile Making KitLearning Resources LER6040 Giant Magnetic Solar SystemPlanets Mobile – Hanging Solar System Mobile, Authentic Models
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!