Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Solar System topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Star Light, Star Bright
Together with your child, observe the night sky over a week. How does the sky change over time? You may want to research different constellations and planets that come into view in your area by visiting your local library or the Internet. Many communities and local colleges have astronomy enthusiasts who meet and stargaze together.

Solar System at Home
Have your child build his or her own model of the Solar System. You can use a hanger and different balls or fruits to create a planet mobile. It is important for your child to create the planets in relative size. For example, Jupiter is the largest planet and so the largest object should represent it. Uranus and Neptune are similar in size, so your child may want to use the same object, but different colors, to represent those planets. You and your child can research the relative sizes on the Internet, or look at models in encyclopedias and other reference books.

Filed as:  K-3, Science, Solar System, Space