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A science reading lesson on understanding our solar system.
 

THE SOLAR SYSTEM:
SATURN

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

 

Objectives:

  • Students will learn facts about the planet Saturn.
  • 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 facts about Saturn to Earth and other planets.

Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade

   

  

 

 

 
 

PLANET SATURN LESSON

Directions:

Print the Saturn 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

After Jupiter, there is a big gap in the solar system.  Saturn is almost twice as far from the sun as Jupiter is.  Saturn, the sixth planet, is 887 million miles from the sun.  Saturn was named for the Roman God of time and agriculture.  Saturday (Saturn's Day) was named for it, too.

     Saturn, like the other outer planets, is a giant ball of gas with a rocky center that has no solid surface.  It is the second largest planet, only Jupiter is larger.  Saturn is about ten times the diameter of Earth.  Its diameter is about 75,000 miles or 120,600 km.  Saturn has 34 moons.  The moons are very different in size, surface features, and colors.

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Saturn Lesson and Worksheet

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 Includes reading passage, questions, and answer sheet.

 

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