Every child in the public school system has to make a solar system model at some point in their lives. Well, it seems that way to me. 🙂
The options are endless, but to keep things within budget it is best to print your own. That is why I made these Free Solar System Printables in a scaled-to-size ebook that you can print out and use to your heart’s content.. 🙂
In addition to these printable scaled-to-size planet printables, I also made a list of several great solar system printables and activities. I hope you find it useful!
Tripp (12) has a Solar System project due today. We knew about it a couple weeks ago and ordered the Planets on Amazon. I was expecting to receive the item, but instead I received an email telling me they had cancelled the order!
So, after checking every store around us, we finally just had to make them. The Teacher wanted them scaled to size. Well, it is virtually impossible to find a scaled-to-size, printable solar system! So, I had to make some. If making them, I figured I should share them with you as well. 🙂
Simply click the picture above to get to the Solar System Free Printables! Then, print them out and color them to your heart’s content. 🙂 Oh, I mean, make your solar system project ;-).
Tripp is now a Senior in high school and throughout the years, he has been very interested in our Solar System. Space is kind of his thing. He was pulled out of the public school system shortly after I originally wrote this post.
We spent years learning about different stars and planets while homeschooling and developed his love of all things space.
Now, Tripp is planning to go to college to be an Astrophysicist! How exciting is that?
If your child shows interest in something, feed them! Give them as much as you can about that interest. You never know what kind of expert you just might develop!
More Solar System Printables & Activities:
Over 20 Solar System Crafts for Kids
Free Printable Planet Word Search
More Solar Systems Resources:
All of the following pieces are chosen by me for you (and me) and contain affiliate links. Tripp, my aspiring astrophysicist put his stamp of approval on these as well.
If you have older kids, as I do, that are super interested in how our solar system works, you might be interested to know that the following books are on Tripp’s wish list. So, your teenager just might want them, too!
The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller – Read the novel that started it all. The Atlantis Gene is the first book in The Origin Mystery, the global bestselling trilogy that is now in development to be a major motion picture.
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries – One of America’s best-known astrophysicists, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious fascination for our universe.
Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour – Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space.
Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel – Inspired by the fantastic worlds of Star Trek, Star Wars, and Back to the Future, renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku takes an informed, serious, and often surprising look at what our current understanding of the universe’s physical laws may permit in the near and distant future.
The Grand Design – In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about these and other abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by brilliance and simplicity.
Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos – Kaku skillfully guides us through the latest innovations in string theory and its latest iteration, M-theory, which posits that our universe may be just one in an endless multiverse, a singular bubble floating in a sea of infinite bubble universes.
Do you have a child that has a love of space, stars, rockets, etc? I would love to hear about it!