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Ch 8: 4th Grade Science: The Planets

About This Chapter

These lessons on the planets of the solar system are designed to help get your 4th grader interested in learning the sciences. Use this chapter as a comprehensive study guide for an upcoming test or to catch up on class topics that need a little more attention.

4th Grade Science: The Planets - Chapter Summary

Learn more about the planets of the solar system with this professionally designed science study chapter. Each lesson features a quiz that will help you and your student tell how well he or she understands the subject and where additional review might be helpful. Or take the chapter test to see how well your student might do on a class exam. If you have questions as you work on the lessons, our instructors are available to assist you.

Chapter Topics

  • Give facts about the planets Mercury, Venus and Earth
  • Understand where the planet Mars is located
  • Describe some of the planet Jupiter's characteristics
  • Name something that makes planet Saturn unique
  • Explain where the planets Uranus and Neptune are in the solar system
  • Detail some interesting facts about the planet Pluto

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with science topics will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about the planets of the solar system.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding science subjects
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about the planets
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about the planets
  • Students who struggle to understand their science teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover science topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about the planets in the solar system.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands the planets by completing the 4th Grade Science: The Planets exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 8: 4th Grade Science: The Planets
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Planet Mercury Facts: Lesson for Kids

1. Planet Mercury Facts: Lesson for Kids

It's small, it's hot, and it's the closest planet to the sun. In this lesson, we'll learn about Mercury. We'll find out what it might be made of and how it moves through our solar system.

Planet Venus Facts: Lesson for Kids

2. Planet Venus Facts: Lesson for Kids

When you look up at the sky right before the Sun comes up, you might see what looks like a bright star. This is actually Venus that your looking at. In this lesson, you will learn more about what makes Venus unique from other planets.

Planet Earth Facts: Lesson for Kids

3. Planet Earth Facts: Lesson for Kids

We live on an amazing planet. The earth spins through the solar system in the just the right place to contain life. But I'll bet there are lots of things you didn't know about the blue planet. This lesson will teach you all about our home: Earth.

Planet Mars Lesson for Kids

4. Planet Mars Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you'll learn about the planet Mars and how it compares to Earth. You'll also learn about human exploration of Mars, including the search for alien life and for water.

Jupiter Lesson for Kids Facts & Information

5. Jupiter Lesson for Kids Facts & Information

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. There are so many things about this giant that we want to know more about. This lesson will give you information about the planet with the big red spot. Jump aboard for an amazing journey to Jupiter!

Facts About Saturn: Lesson for Kids

6. Facts About Saturn: Lesson for Kids

Of all the planets in our solar system, most people agree that Saturn is the most beautiful. With its mysterious rings and enchanting colors, Saturn is a magnificent planet to look at. In this lesson, you will learn the basic facts about the fascinating sixth planet we call Saturn.

Planet Uranus Facts: Lesson for Kids

7. Planet Uranus Facts: Lesson for Kids

What is that weird planet in the solar system that lays on its side? It's Uranus, a gas giant planet, sometimes called an ice giant. This lesson will teach you some pretty cool facts about this greenish planet.

Planet Neptune Facts: Lesson for Kids

8. Planet Neptune Facts: Lesson for Kids

For centuries, astronomers have been gazing up at the sky trying to discover what is beyond Earth. One planet in our solar system, Neptune, is very far away. Read this lesson to learn more about this distant planet.

Planet Pluto Facts: Lesson for Kids

9. Planet Pluto Facts: Lesson for Kids

In 2006, we lost a planet. Well, sort of. The planet Pluto was originally called the ninth planet in our solar system, but it was changed to a dwarf planet. Pluto is still way out there in the blackness and holds lots of mystery. This lesson will teach you about the basics of our once smallest planet.

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