Lesson Plan

Explore the Outer Planets

Use this lesson to teach your students about the planets that are the farthest away from the sun! Teach them about the planets with rings and the materials inside the rings.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to identify the outer planets.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast the outer planets with each other.
  • Students will be able to describe the characteristics of the outer planets.


(5 minutes)
Know Your Planets: JupiterKnow Your Planets: NeptuneKnow Your Planets: SaturnKnow Your Planets: UranusPlanet ScrambleResearch Your Planet
  • Tell your students that they will learn about the outer planets today.
  • Ask your students if they know the names of any outer planets.
  • List them on the board.