Solar system worksheets are available in plenty for parents and teachers who are teaching kids about the universe. Check out JumpStart’s collection of free and printable space science.
The Earth lives in an interesting neighborhood, also known as the Solar System. The Solar System comprises planets that revolve around the sun, in addition to comets, asteroids, moons, dust and gas. The Sun is the biggest object in the Solar System and therefore possesses the most gravity and this attracts planets towards it. However, these bodies are trying to escape into outer space at the same time. Unable to resist the gravitational power of the Sun, these planets spend all their time orbiting around it.
The Solar System has an interesting history. Scientists have various theories about its formation but the most popular one holds that it evolved from a gigantic cloud of gas and dust that collapsed because of its own gravity. During this process, the matter inside this cloud started spinning in circles and formed a star in its middle. This star grew larger and eventually ignited to become the Sun as we know it today.
It’s never too early to start learning about the solar system. Even if your kindergarteners do not fully understand what a planet is, you can familiarize them with space science through fun solar system coloring pages. As they grow older, they can learn more about the different components of space science.
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