Age 9-11: Concept 4 - Systems: Unit 1

Blast off on an adventure through our solar system. Explore the Sun, each of the 8 planets, and our own moon. Learn about the history and future of space exploration.

This unit can be used independently, but it is also designed to be used concurrently with the literature unit, A Wrinkle in Time.


  • Able to read and comprehend novels at a late 5th or 6th grade reading level
  • Able to write multiple paragraphs on a topic
  • Usually used by children in fourth or fifth grade

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: Our Solar System (3 Days)
  • Lesson 2: The Sun
  • Lesson 3: The Moon (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: What's in the Sky? (2 Days)
  • Lesson 5: The History of Space (2 Days)
  • Final Project: A Tour of the Solar System (3 Days)

Summary of Skills

Moving Beyond the Page is based on state and national standards. These standards are covered in this unit.
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