Solar System Snap is a fun resource for students learning about the planets in the solar system.
This is a versatile resource played using the same principles of traditional snap. The game should be played in groups of 4 and the deck should be dealt out evenly into piles of cards. Each snap card has a picture of the sun or a planet, its size, its distance from the sun and the time it takes for the planet to orbit the sun.
Each player starts with their decks face down and places cards onto the pile without looking at them beforehand. If a player places a card on top of a card that is identical, whoever snaps the pile fastest wins the round and they add the pile of cards to their existing hand. Keep playing until there are no cards left.
The cards can also be used for a variety of other fun games that will also engage your students in learning about the solar system. The instructions for these games are included in the lesson plan.
A worksheet has also been included in this resource to help reinforce your students’ knowledge of the solar system.
This resource is fantastic to have on hand for fast finishers! It has been designed to meet the NSW NESA Science K-6 Syllabus and the ACARA Science Curriculum but can also be used with students from a range of stages and learning levels.
- 9 x Solar System Snap cards.
- 1 x 1-page Solar System Snap worksheet (PDF).
- Lesson plan with teacher and game instructions.