We finished the solar system unit quite a while ago now but I only just got around to taking pictures of our last two projects.
The first is an Our Solar System book which L made using her library books and three part cards. She made this after we'd finished all the other activities so the information was fresh in her mind. She drew a picture of each planet on one page and wrote a few facts on the other.
The piece de resistance!! Our solar system mobile. We used different sizes of Styrofoam balls and painted them with a mixture of acrylic paint and Modge Podge. This project was so fun until it came to hanging the planets. That's when I sat with invisible thread, a needle and bunch of planets cursing the day I decided we should do the mobile. L had long moved on to something else! Well finally I finished it and I think the result was worth it. We hung it above our kitchen table for a few weeks so we could observe it while we ate!