The Solar System Flash Cards
A set of The Solar System flashcards in PDF format for easy downloading and printing.
If you're looking for a fabulous and free resource to help you teach your children or students about our unique solar system's eight planets and their sun, then this is the resource for you. I've put this together to help you support your children's learning. They are also the perfect companion for our Nature Tube Space set and many of our other wonderful teaching resources.
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Easy Printing Directions:
- When you are printing these as cards, select print multiple pages per sheet.
- For post card size, you can print 4 to an A4 page for the larger cards.
- For smaller cards select 6 to an A4 page.
- Print doubles to make a matching game!
If you're looking for a fab resource to help you teach your students about all eight planets (as well as the Sun), worry not! It'll be a walk in the park with the help of these helpful Planets Flashcards.
Each of the cards in this set features the name of the planet in an Australian font, as well as a detailed image that illustrates what that planet looks like. These images help children visualise the planets in their active imaginations. There are also some fun facts on each card.
How Could I Use These Cards?
- As printed cards, you can pop them on a science and discovery table and wait for children to find them.
- They can be a colourful addition to a space-themed display or play space.
- Get creative and print two sets and then turn them into a matching game.
- Use them as research prompt cards to research each planet.
More Space + Planet Resources
We have some fantastic Planets + Space resources to support children's interest based play that can be used with your printable cards. Space piques children's curiosity and nurtures their inquisitive nature. Our range of space inspired toys and educational resources support children's learning about the great unknown that is space.
- The Wild Republic Space Nature Tube
- Set of 9 Planetary Gemstones
- Travelling in Space - Wooden Solar System Set
- Planets Story Teller Discs by my little set
- Outer Space Memory Match by my little set
- Space themed Water Marbles, Flurry, Bio-Glitter by Huckleberry
- Solar System Space Felt Planets
- Moon Crater Felt Play Mat with Astronaut
- Solar System and Outer Space Felt Playscape with Felt Planets
- Outer Space Story Board by Felt Creations
Some Out-of-This-World Facts about The Solar System!
- The Sun, the centre of our solar system, is actually a large star, which is a huge ball of burning gas that gives off light and heat.
- People once thought that the Earth was the centre of the universe as The Solar System hadn't been discovered yet!
- Early astronomers like Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton all contributed to the model of the Solar System that we now have. Their early thinking helped to explain the movement of the planets in our solar system, with the Sun being at the centre.
- As well as the planets in the solar system, we have five dwarf planets called: Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Makemake and Haumea. Pluto was once considered the ninth planet, and many people are still upset (like me, I'm still upset!) that it was officially removed from the list of planets!
- Ganymede is the largest moon of Jupiter that has a salty ocean which contains more water than there is on Earth.
- The planet Mercury was named after the Roman god of commerce, eloquence, communication and messages! Because Mercury moves so quickly across Earth's sky, like a messenger.
- Venus shines brightly in Earth's sky because there is a cloud layer that reflects most of the sunlight.
- Neptune radiates 2.6 times more heat than it receives from the sun which is a sign that it has an internal heat source.
- Light from the Sun takes approximately eight minutes to reach Earth. Light form the Sun, takes more than 2.5 hours to travel to Uranus.
- Jupiter can actually be seen with the naked human eye from Earth and it appears as a bright silver star in the night's sky.
- Despite it's red colour that we usually associate with warmth and heat, Mars is as cold as the Earth's South Pole with an average temperature that is roughly -60°C or 140°F.
- Saturn's rings are made up of billions of ice-covered rock fragments and dust particles.
- Mars was named after the Roman god of war because it appears the colour of spilled blood.
- The south polar ice cap on Mars is much larger than the north polar ice cap, and the southern winter is considerably longer.