2015 Additional Activities

KS1 Outer Space Group Activity

Using various sized round objects to represent planets, demonstrate how the planets are arranged in the solar system by placing children further or closer together etc. could also be used to demonstrate orbits. This activity could be done outside as well.

Prior to the group activity, ask some children to research the order and statistics of the planets to feed into the activity.

If possible, photograph the activity and display printed pictures soon afterwards to remind the children about the experience. Refer back to the activity in subsequent weeks to cement the learning.