Planetary Tour – Solar System


A lesson which gives your a grand tour of our solar system and what makes each planet unique.

While our solar system may be massive, we can still shrink it down and take a walk among the planets! This lesson includes a scale model walking tour of the solar system which allows kids to get out and explore the wonders of the planets. This is a great activity for kids who are learning about the solar system. The Planetary Tour lesson is perfect for kids in kindergarten to 5th grade, and can be modified for different age groups. 

In this lesson you will explore:


Properties of each of the planets and what makes them unique

What makes a planet

This lesson contains:

Full hands-on planetary tour lesson plus extra activities

Vocabulary and Concepts

Solar System Cards

What’s Your Weight gravity chart

Time to Complete

30+ minute lesson


Space, Science


If you are following the directions to pace out the scale model solar system, you will HAVE to head outside.  Going past Jupiter is quite a walk!  We usually just get to that big planet.


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