Perfect reinforcement to show how the Earth rotates around the sun. This could be a project before an assessment. Two paper plates with a brad show pictures of the sun and Earth. The Earth rotates around the inner plate (sun).
Experience real science with a hands-on project you can do at home! Here is a project you can help your kids create. It is educational and fun at the same time. This project was created using FolkArt texture paint.
Science Anchor Chart -Solar System: Rotating and Revolving Teaching Special Thinkers. I would use this to teach the difference between the planets rotating and revolving. After this, I could work my way into the stars and different constellations.
Here's my example for the moon page (the idea came from my fabulous teaching partner). I have them glue beans down and then cover the beans with a circle of aluminum foil to make the bumpy surface of the moon. You can grab the sentence pages here.