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Planets Research: Home

Grade 5 Science Curriculum

Our Solar System

Our Solar System


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Research Assignment

Use books and approved websites to find information about your planet in our solar system.  Be sure to use your graphic organizer to find the following information:

  • Planet Name
  • Symbol
  • Distance from the Sun in MIles
  • Two nearest neighbors
  • Moons
  • Period of Revolution around the Sun (in Earth Years)
  • Atmosphere (weather, clouds, storms, etc.)
  • Surface (hills, valleys, craters, mountains, etc.)
  • Temperature range
  • Inner Planet of Outer Planet
  • Terrestrial Planet or Gas Giant
  • Your weight on Earth and on your planet
  • Other interesting facts

World Book Student

Books from Our Catalog

Look for planet books in 523.3, 523.4 and 525 in the Nonfictionof our library.  Use our library catalog to locate your subject.  Here are a few titles to get you started.


CCSs for Reading Informational Text 7 - 8

Students will read for integration of knowledge and ideas.

CCSs for Writing 7 - 9

Students will research to build and present knowledge.

GSEs for Earth and Space Science 5 - 8

Students will understand the characteristics of the Solar System. 

AAS Library Standards 1, 3

Students will inquire, think, critically, and gain knowledge.

Students will share  knowledge and participate ethically and productively.