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A science reading lesson on understanding our solar system.
 

THE SOLAR SYSTEM:
JUPITER

A science lesson on planet Jupiter and the solar system. Includes printable teaching reading comprehension lesson worksheets.

 

Objectives:

  • Students will learn facts about the planet Jupiter.
  • Students will understand that most objects in the solar system are in regular and predictable motion.  Those motions explain time concepts of days and years.
  • Students will be able to compare Jupiter to Earth and other planets.

Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade

   

  

 

 

 
 

PLANET JUPITER LESSON

Directions:

Print the Jupiter reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

Students should read the passage silently, then answer the questions.  Teachers may also use the text as part of a classroom lesson plan.

Lesson Excerpt

     Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun.  It is more than 480 million miles from the sun, five times Earth's distance from the sun.  Everything about Jupiter is big.  Its name came from the biggest of the Roman gods; Jupiter was the king of the Roman gods.  Its size is big!  Its diameter is 89,000 miles or 143,200 km.  You could fit eleven Earths across the diameter of Jupiter.  If Jupiter were an empty container, more than 1,000 Earths could fit inside.  Jupiter is one big planet!  It has the biggest number of moons of any planet (63).  It also has the biggest moon in the solar system. 

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LESSON PRINTABLES

Jupiter Lesson and Worksheet

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 Includes reading passage, questions, and answer sheet.

 

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