Sorting the Solar System Cards [Activity]

Sorting the Solar System Cards [Activity]

  • Daytime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Outside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Child, Teen, Adult
This set of playing cards can help you kick start discussions of the characteristics of asteroids, comets, planets, and moons in our solar system. Help your visitors engage in scientific thinking by sorting objects into categories according to their shared qualities, and discover how some objects can be placed into multiple categories. The solar system can be sorted in many different ways!

The links below contain high-quality PDF files that allow you print these cards out for use at your events.

Uploaded: October 2010

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Activity Video: Sorting the Solar System Cards

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Daytime Event
Daytime Event
Nighttime Event
Nighttime Event
Inside Venue
Inside Venue
Outside Venue
Outside Venue
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