Teach the Solar System With Free Printable Worksheets
And why not have a little fun with riddles? Here are some riddles about
Hi! This is Meghan Lynn Allen for About.com, and today we'll discuss how to teach about the solar system using free, printable worksheets.Why not start with coloring pages? Download each and every planet and have the student color them in. You can also color in the word, the color of the planet - in this case, Mars. Remember that a coloring page, or any worksheet, can sometimes be used for more than one purpose.For instance in this case, once they've colored in their planet, remember to have them write their five favorite facts along the border of the page and show you what they've learned.And there are plenty of free printable worksheets that are word games, such as unscramble. Here the students unscramble each word which hones in on their spelling skills, and you can even use it for memorization on a vocab quiz later in the week.And why not have a little fun with riddles? Here are some riddles about the solar system and the planets, and it not only hones in one what the students have learned, to see if they can name each planet in that riddle, but you can also use it as a public speaking exercise. Have the students stand in front of the class and tell their favorite riddle.You'll find a plethora of crossword puzzles online that you can use as free, printable worksheets. Here's one that comes on two separate pages - the crossword puzzle and the word box. But if you're looking to conserve pages and save resources, you can also print it on both sides. A crossword puzzle is a way to take a basic matching exercise of word and definition and turn it into a game. Have your students take a crossword puzzle a week!And use worksheets that challenge the creativity of your students. Here's one that utilizes mnemonic devices when memorizing the names of the planets. You can also use it as a coloring page, and in the case of this page, you can cut the page into four squares and share with more than one student.Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the web at About.com.