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Astronomy-Related Rebus Rhymes:


Hey, Diddle Diddle, The Cat and The Fiddle


Star Light, Star Bright


Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star


Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

Astronomy-Related Rhyme Printouts:


Hey, Diddle Diddle, The Cat and The Fiddle


Star Light, Star Bright

A printout of this rhyme to color.


Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

A printout of this rhyme to color.

Astronomy and Space Jokes:



Space Jokes and Riddles for Kids
You can find tons of very corny space jokes and riddles for kids.

Astronomy-Related Crafts:
PAPER PLATE SUN


A sun made from handprint cut-outs and a paper plate.
SUN-EARTH-MOON MODEL

:sun-earth-moon

Make a model of the Sun, Earth, and moon that shows the Earth orbiting the Sun, with the moon circling the Earth.
GLITTER GALAXY


Make a picture of our galaxy, the Milky Way, using black paper and glitter (or sand).
SOLAR SYSTEM COLORING BOOK


Color and learn about our Solar System, the Sun, the planets, asteroids, comets, and our moon.
ROCKET CRAFT

rocket

Make a rocket from a paper towel tube and construction paper.
SOLAR SYSTEM MODEL


Make a model of our Solar System depicting the Sun and its planets.
STAR LIGHT POEM CRAFT


A simple craft about the rhyme "Star Light, Star Bright."
Solar System Calendar to Print

Saturn
Print out this calendar and learn about the planets, asteroids, comets, the Sun and the moon.

Astronomy-Related Printables and Quizzes:


Solar System Diagram
A Label Me! Printout

Label the Sun and planets.
Answers

Astrononomy Quiz
Find it! in Little Explorers


Use the Little Explorers Picture Dictionary to solve this astrononomy scavenger hunt quiz. Grade 2-3

Look It Up!
Astronomy Quiz

To find the answer to the 20 questions on this printable astronomy quiz, look up the words in the Little Explorers picture dictionary. Or go to the answers.
Word Wheel

Planets Word Wheel

Make a planets wheel using this 2-page print-out; it consists of a base page together with a wheel that spins around. When you spin the wheel, eight planets appear (with a few facts for each), one at a time: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The student then writes down the planets (in order), and other objects in our Solar System.

A Quiz on Stars


A Find It! quiz for older students, using Zoom Astronomy.


Astronomy Label Me! Printouts

Many printouts on astronomy.


Astronomy/Geology Cloze Activities (Printouts)

Do fill-in-the-blanks quizzes on astronomy and geology topics.
Solar System

Solar System Quiz
A Worksheet to Print

A short, printable worksheet quiz about our Solar System. The short-answer worksheet asks questions about our Solar System, for example, "The third planet from the sun is ______." Select the answers from a word bank. Or go to the answers.
Space Shuttle to label

Solar System Tutorial

A series of self-guided quizzes about the Sun, moon, solar system, etc. that introduce students to astronomy research on the Internet.
Space Shuttle to label

Space Shuttle #1

Label the Space Shuttle diagram, from the nose cone to the engines.
Answers
Space Shuttle to label

Space Shuttle #2

Label the Space Shuttle diagram, from the front landing gear to the vertical tail.
Answers

Drawing Worksheets:
moon

Trace or Cut Out the Moon

Use a pencil to trace the crescent moon or cut it out with a scissors. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet (subscribers only).
Draw Four

Draw Four Things You Would See in Space

Draw four things you would see in outer space. Below each item, write its name.
Draw and Compare

Outer Space: Draw and Compare

Draw two things you would see in outer space and then answer simple questions comparing them, for example, "Which one is closer to Earth?"
Outer Space Object

Outer Space Object: Draw and Write

Draw an object you would see in outer space and write about it. Describe what it looks like, how big it is, how fast it is traveling, and how far from Earth it is.


One-Month Moon Phases Calendar:
Horizontal Orientation

A monthly moon phases calendar page to print - horizontal orientation. Students can observe and draw the phases of the moon for a month. For a pdf version of this page, click here.


One-Month Moon Phases Calendar:
Vertical Orientation

A monthly moon phases calendar page to print - vertical orientation. Students can observe and draw the phases of the moon for a month. For a pdf version of this page, click here.

Moon: Illustrated Acrostic Poem
Draw a picture of the moon, then write an acrostic poem about it. Start each line of your poem with the letter on that line. Or go to a pdf of the poem.

Stars: Illustrated Acrostic Poem
Draw a picture of stars, then write an acrostic poem about it. Start each line of your poem with the letter on that line. Or go to a pdf of the poem.

Sun: Illustrated Acrostic Poem
Draw a picture of the sun, then write an acrostic poem about it. Start each line of your poem with the letter on that line. Or go to a pdf of the poem.

Things You'd See in Space: Triple Draw and Write
Draw three things you might see in space and write about each of them. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.

Spelling Worksheets:
Spelling words

Astronomy Word Pieces Puzzle

In this puzzle, combine pairs of word segments to make space-related spelling words. Words: asteroid, comet, constellation, eclipse, galaxy, light-year, meteor, observatory, orbit, planetarium, stars, telescope. Or go to the answers.
Match syllables

Match the Syllables: Astronomy Words

Match the syllables to make 10 astronomy words. The words are comet, eclipse, orbit, planet, solar, system, Saturn, Neptune, Pluto, Venus. Or go to the answers.
Alphabetical Order

Put 10 Planet Words in Alphabetical Order - Worksheet

Put 10 planet words in alphabetical order. The words are: Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, moon, Neptune, Pluto, Saturn, Uranus, Venus. Go to the answers.
Alphabetical Order

Put 10 Astronomy Words in Alphabetical Order - Worksheet

Put 10 space-related words in alphabetical order. The words are: asteroid, comet, galaxy, meteor, moon, gravity, nebula, planet, rings, star. Go to the answers.
Write adjectives

Write Five Adjectives Describing Words Related to the Night-time Sky

Write five adjectives describing the astronomy-related nouns: moon, stars, comet, constellation.
Match words

Match the Astronomy Anagrams

Draw a line from each astronomy-related word to its anagram. Words: Earth/heart, planet/platen, rotates/toaster, space/paces, star/rats, cosmic/comics, nebula/unable, lunar/ulnar, solar/orals, sunspots/unstops. Or go to the answers.
anagram

Astronomy Anagram Puzzle Worksheet

On this printable worksheet, the student writes an astronomy anagram for each word. Or go to the answers.
anagram

Spiral Astronomy Anagram Picture Puzzle Worksheet #1

Solve the astronomy anagram clues then put the words in the spiral puzzle. An anagram is a word that is made by rearranging the letters of another word. This is a tricky puzzle. Or go to the answers.
anagram

Spiral Astronomy Anagram Picture Puzzle Worksheet #2

Solve the astronomy anagram clues then put the words in the spiral puzzle. An anagram is a word that is made by rearranging the letters of another word. This is a tricky puzzle. Or go to the answers.
Geography Word for Each Letter

Find a Space Word for Each Letter

See if you can think of and write down a space-related word for each letter of the alphabet. Or go to a sample answer page.
Adjective for Each Letter

Find an Adjective plus Astronomy Word for Each Letter

See if you can think of and write down a phrase with an adjective and an astronomy word for each letter of the alphabet (for example, "alarming asteroid"). Or go to a sample answer page.


Word of the Day Worksheets

These worksheets on elementary vocabulary have the student do an in-depth examination of a word that the teacher supplies. The student defines the word, uses the word in a sentence, identifies which part of speech it is, draws a picture that exemplifies the word, determines how many syllables it has, finds rhyming words, supplies synonyms and antonyms, etc. Pick an astronomy-related word for a stellar spelling activity.

Work Bank Printouts:


List of Astronomy Words

This is a word bank of astronomy-related words.


Astronomy Word Anagrams

This is a word bank of anagrams of astronomy words. An anagram is a word or phrase that is made by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase. For example, star is an anagram of rats.

Astronomy Anagrams:
An anagram is a word or phrase that is made by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase. For example, note is an anagram of tone.

alignment
lamenting
albedo
doable
altitude
latitude
arc
car
atom
moat
binary
brainy
corona
racoon
cosmic
comics
crater
tracer
density
destiny
dipper
ripped
Earth
hater
heart
flare
feral
flares
falser
gas
sag
giants
sating
lunar
ulnar
magma
gamma
mantle
lament
mantel
mental
mare
ream
Mars
arms
rams
meteor
emoter
remote
moon
mono
nebula
unable
nuclear
unclear
Oort
root
orbits
bistro
phase
heaps
shape
planet
platen
rings
grins
rockets
restock
rotates
toaster
sidereal
realised
solar
orals
sonic
coins
icons
scion
space
capes
paces
spectra
carpets
spectrum
crumpets
star
arts
rats
tars
stars
tsars
sunspot
unstops
umbra
rumba

Astronomy Anagram Activities:
anagram

Astronomy Anagram Puzzle Worksheet

On this printable worksheet, the student writes an astronomy anagram for each word. Or go to the answers.
Match words

Match the Astronomy Anagrams

Draw a line from each astronomy-related word to its anagram. Words: Earth/heart, planet/platen, rotates/toaster, space/paces, star/rats, cosmic/comics, nebula/unable, lunar/ulnar, solar/orals, sunspots/unstops. Or go to the answers.
anagram

Spiral Astronomy Anagram Picture Puzzle Worksheet #1

Solve the astronomy anagram clues then put the words in the spiral puzzle. An anagram is a word that is made by rearranging the letters of another word. This is a tricky puzzle. Or go to the answers.
anagram

Spiral Astronomy Anagram Picture Puzzle Worksheet #2

Solve the astronomy anagram clues then put the words in the spiral puzzle. An anagram is a word that is made by rearranging the letters of another word. This is a tricky puzzle. Or go to the answers.

Writing Worksheets:
Adjectives

Draw the Earth and Find 8 Adjectives Describing It

Draw the Earth. Then write eight adjectives describing the Earth and use each adjective in a sentence.
rewrite the paragraph

Rewrite the Paragraph
about the Solar System

Rewrite the paragraph, correcting the capitalization and adding punctuation marks. Or go to the answers.
Outer Space Object

Outer Space Object: Draw and Write

Draw an object you would see in outer space and write about it. Describe what it looks like, how big it is, how fast it is traveling, and how far from Earth it is.
writing prompt

Write Ten Things About Astronomy

A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about astronomy (plus one thing you would like to change about it).
Definitions

Write Astronomy-Related Definitions

In this worksheet, write the definition of a word, what part of speech it is, and use it in a sentence. Words: galaxy, star, sun, solar system, to orbit, solar eclipse, astronomy, meteor, meteorite, meteoroid. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the questions and answers (subscribers only).
writing prompt

Write Ten Things About Astronomy

Many one-page printable worksheets in which the student writes ten things about various astronomy topics (plus one thing you would like to change about each topic).
essay topic

Living in Space: Essay Topic

Do you think people will ever live in space? If not, why not? If so, where will they live and how will they do it?
Write Words by Category

Write Astronomy Words by Category

Write 5 astronomy words for each category. The categories include: Planets, Stars, Constellations, Celestial Objects, Moon-related Words, Orbital Words, Astronomers, Miscellaneous Astronomy Words. Or go to sample answers.

Things You'd See in Space: Triple Draw and Write
Draw three things you might see in space and write about each of them. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.



Space: Write a Question for Each Answer

In this worksheet, the student is given a series of short answers using astronomy words. For each answer, the student writes a short question.


Moon: Fact or Opinion?

Color the picture of the moon, then write 5 facts and 5 opinions about the moon. A fact is supported by evidence and can be proven; an opinion is how you feel about something and is open to debate. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet (subscribers only).
Job Application

Astronaut: Job Application

Answer the questions below to apply for a job as an astronaut. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.

Poetry Prompts to Print
Crescent Moon: Perimeter Poem
perimeter poem

Write a poem around the perimeter (outer edges) of the crescent. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.
Crescent Moon: Shape Poem
shape poem

Write a poem inside the crescent. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.

The Earth: Illustrated Acrostic Poem
Draw a picture of the Earth, then write an acrostic poem about it. Start each line of your poem with the letter on that line. Or go to a pdf of the poem.

acrostic poem

Earth Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about the earth. Start each line with a letter from the word "earth."
Earth: Perimeter Poem
perimeter poem

Write a poem around the perimeter (outer edges) of the earth. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.
Earth: Shape Poem
shape poem

Write a poem inside the earth. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.
acrostic poem

Write a Moon Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about the moon. Start each line with a letter from the word "moon."

Moon: Illustrated Acrostic Poem
Draw a picture of the moon, then write an acrostic poem about it. Start each line of your poem with the letter on that line. Or go to a pdf of the poem.

In the Sky: Illustrated Acrostic Poem
Draw a picture of things in the sky, then write an acrostic poem about it. Start each line of your poem with the letter on that line. Or go to a pdf of the poem.

Solar System: Perimeter Poem
perimeter poem

Write a poem around the perimeter (outer edges) of the Solar System. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.
Star: Shape Poem
shape poem

Write a poem inside the star. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.
Star: Perimeter Poem
perimeter poem

Write a poem around the perimeter (outer edges) of the star. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.
acrostic poem

Stars Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about stars. Start each line with a letter from the word "stars."

Stars: Illustrated Acrostic Poem
Draw a picture of stars, then write an acrostic poem about it. Start each line of your poem with the letter on that line. Or go to a pdf of the poem.

Sun: Illustrated Acrostic Poem
Draw a picture of the sun, then write an acrostic poem about it. Start each line of your poem with the letter on that line. Or go to a pdf of the poem.

Sun: Shape Poem
shape poem

Write a poem about the Sun inside the picture. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.
Sun: Perimeter Poem
perimeter poem

Write a poem around the perimeter (outer edges) of the Sun. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.

Astronomy Information and Report Writing:

Zoom Astronomy



Learn all about astronomy - for elementary students and beyond.


Fact or Opinion? Astronomy

Determine if the statements are facts or opinions. A fact is supported by evidence and can be proven; an opinion is how you feel about something and is open to debate. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet and answers (subscribers only).
HOW TO WRITE A PLANET RESEARCH REPORT
with accompanying rubric


scroll

How to write a paper about a planet, describing its orbit, atmosphere, internal structure, mass, gravitational pull at the surface, moons (if there are any), and any special attributes (like rings, an extremely-tilted axis, an odd rotation, or spots. Or go to the grading rubric.


Planet Report Chart Printout

A chart with room to draw the planet and report many facts about the planet.


Space: Write a Question for Each Answer

In this worksheet, the student is given a series of short answers using astronomy words. For each answer, the student writes a short question.

Astronomy Books to Print:


Mars
An Early Reader Book

An activity book on Mars to print for early readers. The book contains information, pictures to color, and phrases to copy.


Mars
A Fluent Reader Book

An activity book on Mars to print for fluent readers. The book contains information, pictures, and questions to answer on each page.


Nine Planets
A Book With Tabs

An activity book on the Solar System to print for fluent readers. The book contains information, pictures, and questions to answer.


The Solar System Book

A simple printable coloring book about the Solar System (for early readers). Pages on the Solar System, the sun, Mercury, Venus, the Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
Solar System Coloring Book


Color and learn about our Solar System, the Sun, the planets, asteroids, comets, and our moon.


Where I Live (Asia)

A short activity book on geography to print for early readers. There are pages on the Solar System, the continents, Asia, and the student's home.


Where I Live (Australia)

A short activity book on geography to print for early readers. There are pages on the Solar System, the continents, Australia (states and territories), and the student's address.


Where I Live (Europe)

A short activity book on geography to print for early readers. There are pages on the Solar System, the continents, Europe, and the student's home.


Where I Live (UK)

A short activity book on geography to print for early readers. There are pages on the Solar System, the continents, Europe, the UK, and the student's home.


Where I Live (USA and Canada)

A short activity book on geography to print for early readers. There are pages on the Solar System, the continents, North America, Canada or the USA and the student's address.

Math-Related Worksheets:
sun maze

Sun Maze:
A Printout

A printable maze for kids.
Answers
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Constellation Connect-the-Dots Printables

Connect the dots to find each of the constellations, then read about the constellations.


How Many Colorful Stars?
Printable Number Book

A short, printable book for early readers, about colorful stars and the numbers from 1 to 10, with pages for the student to cut out, items to count and color, and short phrases to copy.
star

Star Connect-the-Dots Printout

Connect the numbers to draw a five-pointed star. Count by ones, count by fives, or count by tens.


Man-in-the-Moon Riddle:
Add and Subtract, then Decode the Riddle

Solve the addition and subtraction problems, then use the alphabet code to answer the man-in-the-moon riddle, "How does the man-in-the-moon cut his hair?" (Answer - Eclipse it). Or go to the answer page.
table

The Planets: Reading and Understanding Tables

Use the table to answer the questions about the planets in our Solar System. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the quiz and the answers (site members only).

Astronomy Words in Picture Dictionary Format:


Astronomy Words in English

A picture dictionary page on astronomy words in English.


Astronomy Words in French

A picture dictionary page on astronomy words in French.


Astronomy Words in German

A picture dictionary page on astronomy words in German.


Astronomy Words in Italian

A picture dictionary page on astronomy words in Italian.


Astronomy Words in Spanish

A picture dictionary page on astronomy words in Spanish.


Astronomy Words in Swedish

A picture dictionary page on astronomy words in Swedish.

Astronomy Words in Many Languages::
Planets to label

The Planets in French
A Label Me! Printout

Label the Solar System in French.
Answers
Planets to label

The Planets in German
A Label Me! Printout

Label the Solar System in German.
Answers
Planets to label

The Planets in Italian
A Label Me! Printout

Label the Solar System in Italian.
Answers
Planets to label

The Planets in Portuguese

Label the planets in Portuguese.
Answers
Planets to label

The Planets in Spanish
A Label Me! Printout

Label the Solar System in Spanish.
Answers

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