The Planets

Students begin by learning the order of the planets. They create a scale model of the solar system, using a measuring tape to plot and mark distances to planet orbits. As homework, students locate planets, then compare their locations two to three months later.

Student Resources

Learn by Reading

For additional content-area reading, check out the Houghton Mifflin Science eBook: Grade 3, Unit D, pages 44–48 and 54–58.