Earth, Moon, and Sun Task Cards


Are you looking for a fun way to review the motions and characteristics of the Earth, moon, and sun in your classroom? Students will love reviewing with these 28 Earth, Moon, and Sun Task Cards! Makes a great science center, scoot activity, or review game. Digital and PDF versions of the task cards are included.


Earth, Moon, and Sun Task Cards

These Earth, Moon, and Sun Task Cards are a fun, low-prep tool for reviewing the motion and characteristics of the Earth, moon, and sun in your classroom! Using these task cards, you will save time planning your review activity and students will have fun reviewing what they have learned!

To take a closer look at the resource, check out the preview images at the top of the page!

Topics Covered:

  • Models of the seasons, day and night, tides, and moon phases
  • Examples of rotation and revolution
  • How the phases of the moon occur and the main phases of the moon (new moon, first quarter, full moon, last/third quarter)
  • How the Earth’s rotation results in day and night
  • How the Earth’s axial tilt and its revolution around the sun causes seasons
  • The relationship between tides and the phases of the moon
  • Data found in tide tables
  • The relative size, position, age, and composition of the Earth, moon, and sun

What’s Included?

  • 28 Task cards
  • Student response worksheet
  • 1 Google Form
  • Answer key

This resource includes two sets of PDF Earth, Moon, and Sun Task Cards. One set has a colorful background and the other set has an all-white background. The questions are the same on both sets of task cards.

What types of questions are asked?

Questions model what students will see on a test, including:

  • Fill in the blank
  • Multiple Choice
  • Multiple Select
  • Open-end questions

How can I use these science task cards?

  • Scoot
  • Science centers
  • Review game
  • Early finishers
  • Daily review at the start of a science lesson

What standards are covered?

These Earth, Moon, and Sun Task Cards are closely are specifically aligned to the 2018 Virginia science SOL 4.6 although they closely align with most science standards related to the positions and characteristics of the Earth, moon, and sun.

Is a digital version included?

This Earth, Moon, and Sun Task Cards resource includes BOTH a digital version and a PDF version. The digital version can be accessed through Google Forms and allows students to easily self-check their work. You can also use the Google Forms task cards to track student progress.

When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Forms. You’ll then share that file with your students.

Don’t Miss Out!

These task cards are the perfect tool for reviewing the positions and characteristics of the Earth, moon, and sun! In addition, they are low-prep and easy to use throughout the year. Your students will have a blast reviewing what they have learned or preparing for end of the year testing with these task cards!


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Other Information:

I recommend printing these task cards in color and laminating so that they can easily be reused from year to year, although this is not necessary. These task cards also print and are easy to read in grayscale.

Check about my blog post all about task cards for games and activities you can play with these task cards!

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