Free Planets Unit Study for Homeschoolers: STEAM Education

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A few weeks ago, I shared with you how I create unit studies and a great resource, hoopla digital, for free eBooks, video and other learning materials. This week, I’ve taken it a step farther. As a continuation of my partnership with hoopla digital, I’m thrilled to have put together an entire unit study that you can download for free!

Free Planets Unit Study for Homeschoolers

Kids are naturally curious and love to learn about the world around them, especially when they can use their hands to explore.

This Free Planets Unit Study for Homeschoolers will help your child learn about the eight planets, understand the concept of gravity and the planets’ orbit around the sun. Packed with hands-on activities, these lesson plans are designed to keep children engaged throughout the study.

Planets Unit Study  Objectives: Learn the eight planets in our solar system, know one special characteristic of each; understand gravity and how the planets orbit the sun.

This study of the planets is comprised of five lessons and activities, appropriate for second, third and fourth grades. You can complete the unit around your current curriculum and schedule; whether you want to complete all activity in one day, do one lesson a day or one lesson a week, it’s up to you. Follow the lessons in order for a complete unit study, or pick one if you’re supplementing your current curriculum.

This Planets Unit Study can be completed at home or as part of a group, such as a co-op or scout troop. The resource materials (books and video) are available for free, with a valid library card, through hoopla digital. Materials needed for the activities are low cost, everyday items; most of which you probably already have in your home.

If you’d like to extend your study of the planets, or incorporate other subjects to make it a comprehensive theme unit, be sure to check out the list of additional resources at the end of this book. You can also visit our Homeschool Astronomy Resources board on Pinterest.

Sample Pages: Free Planets Unit Study for Homeschoolers

This free Planets Unit Study for Homeschoolers is made possible by hoopla digital

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Steph King

I can’t wait to try this!

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