Space and the Solar System

Shoot for the stars with our collection of out of this world lesson planning packs—and free resources—all about space and the solar system. These resources can be used at any time of year, but they're ideal to use during World Space Week 4-10 October.

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  • Neil Armstrong

    Neil Armstrong

    Year 3

    Year 4

    KS2

    Children will find out all about the famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong. They will research his early life and career, find out about the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, and conduct their own investigation into the effects of gravity on the Earth and Mo... Read More

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  • Earth and Space

    Earth and Space

    Year 5

    KS2

    Take a trip to outer space with this Earth and Space Year 5 planning pack. Your class will become experts on the Earth, Sun and Moon, finding out facts like how big each one is, how far away from each other they are, how their relationship to each ot... Read More

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  • Space Topic

    Space Topic

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    Blast off into outer space with this Space KS2 topic for Year 5 and Year 6 as your class learn about the solar system, the history of space exploration, the lives of famous astronauts and much more! This creative cross-curricular Space topic has... Read More

    £35.00

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  • Space: Art | Origami Stars

    Space: Art | Origami Stars

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    Teach your class how to make these easy origami stars in this fun Space-themed Art lesson for Year 5 and Year 6. The included slideshow presentation for the whole-class teaching input explores what origami is before going through some clear step-by-s... Read More

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  • Space: Art | Fictional Planets

    Space: Art | Fictional Planets

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    Even the sky isn't the limit in this creative lesson as your KS2 class conjure their own fictitious planet and use a variety of different media and techniques to portray a scene from their planet, exploring how colour, tone and texture can be used to... Read More

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  • Space: D.T. | Make a Sundial

    Space: D.T. | Make a Sundial

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    This Make a Sundial KS2 DT lesson for your Year 5 or Year 6 Space topic challenges your class to make their very own sundials! The slideshow presentation for the whole-class teaching input explains what sundials are and how they were used to tell... Read More

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  • Space: D.T. | Make a Spaceship

    Space: D.T. | Make a Spaceship

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    This DT project for Year 5 or Year 6 children challenges them to make a spaceship model using a variety of materials, tools and techniques. The included slideshow presentation looks at photos of different space shuttles, encouraging children to look... Read More

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  • Space: History | Galileo and the Telescope

    This Galileo KS2 History lesson explores the birth of modern astronomy with your class as they learn who Galileo was and how Galileo used the telescope to explore the stars. The lesson starts by giving your class a brief introduction to astronomy... Read More

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  • Space: History | Space Race Timeline

    Find out about the competition between the Soviet Union and the USA in this Space Race Timeline KS2 History lesson as your Year 5 or Year 6 class go through key events in the history of space exploration as these two countries battled for bigger and... Read More

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  • Space: History | Moon Landing

    Space: History | Moon Landing

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    This Moon Landing lesson plan pack for KS2 children explores Apollo 11's mission to the moon by looking at who was involved, what they did and how the mission affected those who were lucky enough to be the first people ever to walk on the moon, namel... Read More

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  • Space: History | Space Exploration Today

    Now that your KS2 class are familiar with the history of space exploration in the past, they will explore space exploration today. The lesson guides them through some of the different ways in which astronauts and scientists explore space today (such... Read More

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  • Space: Computing | Astronaut Biographies

    This Astronaut Biographies lesson for KS2 children is a great way to embed a Computing lesson into your Year 5 or Year 6 Space cross-curricular topic. During this lesson, you class will be challenged to use the internet to research the life and achie... Read More

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