Solar system Year 5 – Introductory physics worksheet

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Year 5 solar system worksheet with activity to complete

Key Stage



Year 5


This solar system Year 5 worksheet introduces children to our solar system, with a description of the sun and each of the planets.

It then has a table for them to fill out from the information provided, so they can compare the distance of each planet from the sun, their size and how long each one takes to complete a full orbit.

Solar system Year 5 questions

Pupils also need to answer the following questions:

  • Name the largest and smallest planets
  • Name two planets which are extremely hot
  • Name two planets which are covered in, or made from thick poisonous gases
  • Which planets have the most severe storms?
  • Why is the Earth a unique and special planet?
  • Why was Pluto downgraded to a ‘dwarf planet’?
  • Which planet do you think is most like the Earth?

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Solar system Year 5 worksheet
Solar system Year 5 – Introductory physics worksheet

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