Pluto was once considered the smallest and furthest rock planet from the sun but now is recognized only as a dwarf planet. We made a rock planet shaker using soufflé cups and rocks. We played a game of space lotto, each child had a game board and we took turns selecting cards and seeing if there was a match. If there was no match, he puts the card at the bottom of the pile. For a challenge they picked a card and then drew a picture to match the card!
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. This planet is known for its red spot, which is thought to be one of the biggest and most violent storms in the universe. We learned how to stencil today! After observing the Inspiration Photo, the children used circle stencils and paint to create a planet design. Jupiter is a dusty planet with a famous spinning storm nicknamed the Great Red Spot. They were given a sticker to show where the storm is on their art.
Neptune is an ice giant with swirling storms. It has 14 moons and 6 faint rings. This planet is blue.