Explore The Solar System With This Space Mobile!

Grab your helmets, teachernauts, because today, on Pluto's Demoted Day, we've got a lesson plan that is out of this world! If you want to teach your class about the wonders of Space, the Solar System, this how-to is for you! Celebrate and teach your students all about the wonders of space with this mobile that features the space shuttle and all of the planets.

Supplies:

Ellison SuperStar Excel Machine

Sizzix Bigz Die Set - Planets (2 Die Set)

Sizzix Bigz Die - Space Shuttle

Sizzix Bigz Die - Spiral

Construction Paper

Crayons, Colored Pencils or Markers

Glue

Double-Sided Tape

Stickers

Thread

Kite Twine

Fishing Line

Ribbon

Yarn

Instructions:

1. Die-cut the planets and space shuttle from multiple colors of paper. You will need two of each shape.

2. Embellish the front of one shape and the back of the matching shape with crayons, markers or colored paper.

3. Sandwich a short length of white thread between each pair of matching shapes to create hanging die cuts.

4. Die-cut the spiral from cardstock or poster board.

5. Punch a small hole in the center of the spiral.

6. Knot a length of ribbon and poke it through the middle hole of the spiral to create a loop for hanging the mobile.

7. Cut a small hole with a paper punch along the coil every place you want to hang a shape.

8. Poke the thread from a hanging shape through each hole and secure the hanging shape with a small colored sticker. Trim any excess thread with scissors.

There you have it, educators! What's your favorite interactive lesson plan for tackling the subject of space? Let us know in the comments below and if you create this project,  we'd love to see it! Make sure to stop by our FacebookPinterest or Instagram page and tag your pictures with #ellisonedu so we can see it and reshare!

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