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Kids Astronomy (Click on the left of Sun, Earth, and Earth's Moon!)

The Sun

The Moon

The Earth

The Earth, Moon, and Sun!

Directions: 1. Sun:
a) Trace and cut a large circle out of construction paper to represent the Sun.
  1. b) On one side of the Sun, draw and label its physical characteristics such as: sunspots, solar flare, prominence, and corona. Color the model appropriately.
  2. c) On the backside of the Sun, record important information about the Sun such as: temperature, size, similarities to the Earth and Moon, and what it provides for the Earth and Moon.


2. Earth:
  1. Trace and cut out a circle out of construction paper to represent the Moon. This circle should be
    smaller than the Sun.
  2. b) On one side of the circle, draw Earth’s physical characteristics such as: landforms, bodies of water and atmosphere. Color the model appropriately.
  3. c) On the backside of the Earth, record important information about the Earth such as: size, similarities and differences to the Sun and Moon,and location in the solar system.

3. Moon
  1. a) Trace and cut out a circle out of construction paper to represent the Moon.This circle should be approximately 1⁄4 the size of the Earth.
  2. b) On one side of the circle, draw the Moon’s physical characteristics such as: plains, mountains, and craters of various sizes. Color the model appropriately.
  3. c) On the backside of the Moon, record important information about the Moon such as: size, relative position in the solar system, similarities and differences to the Sun and Earth, and strength of the gravitational pull.

4. See Ms. Kelp to use the string to assemble and display the mobile.