The Solar System Unit for Special Ed for google classroom | Distance learning



Total Pages 184 pages plus 40 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This bundle includes the full print Solar System Unit AND 40 google slides with the movie versions of the PowerPoints.

The Solar System unit contains 184 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school. This unit addresses the relationship between the Earth, sun and planets as well as other objects found in space like asteroids and meteors in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the various aspects of our solar system. This repetition encourages true understanding on this very abstract concept. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

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The Solar System Unit Includes:

  • 58 page book on the Earth, Sun and Moon plus voice recorded PowerPoint show (movie version included)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 22 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • 14 Flashcards
  • Circle maps (includes digital version)
  • Labeling activities (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activity (includes digital version)
  • Writing Prompt (includes digital version)
  • Cut and paste cloze worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Vocabulary sudoku puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Vocabulary words search (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)

Most activities (not books) are in color and BW.


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

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I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future. Plus, it just means a lot to me.