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Any educational opportunity about space will probably include a need for Solar System worksheets at some point. It can be difficult to find a worksheet that encompasses the exact material that you want to cover. Searching for reliable websites to acquire these worksheets from can be exhausting, so we have done much of the research for you. Below is a series of links to reliable educational websites.
The obvious place to start when looking for reliable Solar System worksheets is the NASA website. Material from the horse’s mouth, so to speak. This is a link to the educational resources portion of their website.
NASA does not have a corner on the astronomy education market. The European Space Agency has a great deal of educational material and opportunities at this link. If nothing else, this site can be used to corroborate NASA information.
Teachnology is a great resource for free Solar System worksheets. Their material is created in coordination with the US National Science Content Standard. The worksheets are aimed at grades K-8.
Lanternfish is a website the recognizes the growing number of students who require science knowledge to presented for ESL students. Many of the resources on this website is recent enough to recognize that Pluto has been demoted.
abcteach is an interesting site because of the amount of Solar System worksheets available for all grade levels. The site offers word searches, coloring sheets, and short report forms among other materials. This is truly a great resource for teachers and parents alike.
Edhelper offers space material for English and Spanish speaking students as well as special education enrollees. This website puts additional stress on reading comprehension and offers appropriate quizzes for all grade levels.
One final resource is from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. While this is a part of NASA, it offers different educational materials and opportunities. The site also offers a educational path that could help you secure a job with NASA in the future.
These are all fine websites to visit to find the Solar System worksheets that you need. Each offers material that can be used by many grade levels and will compliment whatever lesson plan you are working on at the time. Good luck and thank you for preparing our children for the future.
We have recorded a whole series of podcasts about the Solar System at Astronomy Cast. Check them out here.