Ch 7: 4th Grade Science: The Solar System

About This Chapter

Let us help your 4th grader learn more about the solar system, comets, meteors, and the phases of the moon with these intriguing lessons and quizzes. You can use this chapter to formulate homeschool lesson plans or to work with your student on a science homework assignment.

4th Grade Science: The Solar System - Chapter Summary

Get your 4th grader excited to learn about the solar system, including the sun, the Earth's rotation, meteors, comets, asteroids and more, with this specially designed chapter. Our instructors have created these lessons and quizzes to keep the attention of young learners. Each text lesson can be printed out to use as a handy study guide or to create study aids, such as vocabulary flash cards. Our instructors are available to help if your student needs additional assistance.

Chapter Topics

  • Space, the solar system and the Milky Way
  • What asteroids, comets and meteors are made of
  • What a satellite does
  • The sun and its characteristics
  • Phases of the moon
  • The rotation of the Earth
  • Benjamin Banneker

Who It's For

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

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding objects in the solar system
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about the solar system
  • 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 solar system
  • 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 the solar system 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 solar system.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands the solar system by completing the 4th Grade Science: The Solar System exam.

11 Lessons in Chapter 7: 4th Grade Science: The Solar System
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Space Facts: Lesson for Kids

1. Space Facts: Lesson for Kids

Outer space is a magnificent thing, with so much to see, study, and explore. Come and learn about different objects in our solar system, our galaxy, and our universe, and find out in space we will travel to next.

Milky Way Facts: Lesson for Kids

2. Milky Way Facts: Lesson for Kids

If you started counting stars in our galaxy, you could be counting for more than 50 years. The Milky Way is the galaxy that we live in, and it contains a lot of stuff, including billions of stars. This lesson teaches you the basics of the Milky Way.

Facts About the Solar System: Lesson for Kids

3. Facts About the Solar System: Lesson for Kids

The earth is just one small part of the much bigger solar system. In this lesson, you will learn some facts about the solar system and why it is so amazing.

Asteroid Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

4. Asteroid Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

Space is not just empty. It is full of rocks, dust, and even ice. In this lesson, we will talk about one type of these objects in space: Asteroids. We will talk about the size of asteroids and what they are made of.

Comet Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

5. Comet Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

Comets are fascinating objects found in outer space! In this lesson, explore how comets are created and how they travel. Find out what people thought about comets long ago, and learn about famous comets.

Meteor Facts: Lesson for Kids

6. Meteor Facts: Lesson for Kids

Meteors are fascinating objects in space! In this lesson, learn all about what causes a meteor, how they can be viewed, and how they have impacted Earth.

Satellite Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

7. Satellite Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

There are many satellites floating around in space. This lesson will teach you what a satellite is, some examples of natural satellites, the kinds of jobs man-made satellites do, and some other cool facts about these orbiting objects.

Sun Facts: Lesson for Kids

8. Sun Facts: Lesson for Kids

The Sun is a part of your every day life, but how much do you actually know about the Sun? Come and learn about what the Sun is, as well as its positive and negative effects.

Phases of the Moon: Lesson for Kids

9. Phases of the Moon: Lesson for Kids

Why does the moon change throughout the month? What role does the sun play in all this? This lesson addresses these questions through a detailed investigation into phases of the moon.

Earth's Rotation: Lesson for Kids

10. Earth's Rotation: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever wondered how and why the earth rotates? This concept has caught the interest of many scientists over hundreds of years. In this lesson, you'll discover interesting facts about Earth's rotation.

Benjamin Banneker Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

11. Benjamin Banneker Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

A man of many interests, Benjamin Banneker was a self-taught free African American who lived from 1731-1806. He advocated for racial equality, but also was interested in many scientific fields. In this lesson, you will learn about Banneker's early biography and scientific career.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support