solar system lesson plans 1st - 2nd grade


In our Solar System Lesson Plan for 1st + 2nd graders, your students independently research information about our solar system and complete engaging interactive activities.

Solar System Lesson Plans – 1st-2nd Grade

This Solar System Lesson Plan for 1st + 2nd grade students is part of our Learning Quest suite. These classroom-tested products are favorites for both studetns and teachers. Students will be guided through indepenedent research activities allowing young students to feel more independent. As students learn about solar systems, teachers find they’re provided more time to help students learn the concepts.

Solar Systems lesson plan includes:

  • Notice and Wonder focus activity
  • Informational texts with pre-recorded audio that can be read aloud to students
  • Note catchers for taking notes
  • Name the planet riddle activity
  • Label the planets with moveable pieces
  • Space words infographic with vocabulary match activity
  • Planet or Not? sorting activity with moveable pieces
  • Planet orbits infographic with ordering planets activity
  • Links and QR code to a Solar System video clip (video linked to YouTube)
  • Writing responses
  • Solar System Quiz

Additional information

grade level

1st grade, 2nd grade

Resource Type

Google Slides, Printable, SeeSaw

Pre Recorded Audio

1- In case of districts blocking audio files, we include back-up mp3 files and instructions for manually inserting the audio into Google slides., 2 – The pre-recorded audio provided in the Seesaw platform does not have the same playback issues. Please take this into consideration before making your purchase.


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