Solar System Worksheets

What Is a Solar System?

The sun and all the planets with their bodies revolve around it. The planetary system is called "solar" because the sun is named SOL, after the Latin word for SUN, "Solis" plus, anything that's related to the sun is called "solar." The solar system includes the eight planets and the moons, countless asteroids, dwarf planets, comets, and other tiny icy objects. Our planetary system is situated in an outer spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy.

The Planet News

Pick a planet and tell us all about it.

Label the Planets

Label all the planets in order.

Full Color

Can you name all of them? What is #10?

Seasons of the Year

The diagram below shows the Earth's position during different seasons throughout the year. Label the season and approximate date of each below.

The Hot and Cold

The diagram below shows the Earth's position in relation to the Sun during the summer and winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Label the seasons and insert and label the lines of latitude. Words can be used more than once.

The Planetary Scale

Weight is a force that is dependant on the gravity of the Planet you are on. Calculate your weight on other planets.

The Planetary Birthday

When a planet revolves around the Sun it is considered a year of time relative to that planet. Earth takes 365 days to revolve around the Sun. Other planets take differing amounts of time to revolve around the Sun.