About This Chapter
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the 4th Grade Science course
- 4th Grade Science: Scientific Investigation
- 4th Grade Science: Atoms, Elements & Solutions
- 4th Grade Science: Matter Properties & Changes
- 4th Grade Science: Energy Types & Changes
- 4th Grade Science: Waves & Sound
- 4th Grade Science: Electricity
- 4th Grade Science: The Planets
- 4th Grade Science: Geology
- 4th Grade Science: Weathering & Erosion
- 4th Grade Science: Rock Properties & Types
- 4th Grade Science: The Atmosphere
- 4th Grade Science: Weather & Climate
- 4th Grade Science: Ecosystems
- 4th Grade Science: Living Things & Life Cycles
- 4th Grade Science: The Human Body
- 4th Grade Science: The Circulatory System