The Planets

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Lost in space? And no idea where you’re from? Don’t panic! No need to feel alienated  – not when you’ve got a spacecraft to take you wherever you please in our solar system. Join our travels through space and find out everything you need to know about where and where not to set up home!

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The Planets

Lost in space? And no idea where you’re from? Don’t panic! No need to feel alienated  – not when you’ve got a spacecraft to take you wherever you please in our solar system. Join our travels through space and find out everything you need to know about where and where not to set up home!

This class play or assembly covers all the planets in our solar system. It is based on the science curriculum for primary/elementary schools and is a fun way for children to learn ‘astronomic’ facts and become familiar with the great classical music of The Planets – Holst.

Also available for this unit , set of 5 guided reading play scripts  (Readers Theater) plus quizzes – covering all the Planets of the Solar System – see Guided Reading Play Scripts section; Our Planet Guided Reading Play Scripts; and there is also a class play for younger children (5 – 7 year olds) available – entitled Space Assembly. See UK Catalogue – Key Stage I Assemblies – Science.

Sample Text

(Loud whistling howling noises of approaching storm)

Alien:  Wow! What’s that!

Narrator:  Sounds like a hurricane!

(Great Red Spot roars across the stage)

Jupiter: Oh! You mean my Great Red Spot! So much for skin-care! (Chucks away a bottle of Skin Cleanser) I really must get that seen to sometime!

Galileo: Like when? That Great Red Spot has only been raging for …..the last 300 years!

Alien: Oh! And it’s getting awfully dark around here!

Jupiter: Didn’t anyone tell you my day only lasts just under 10 hours!

Narrator: Time we moved on, I think!

Alien: Yes, that definitely wasn’t my home!

Music 12 – Saturn – The Planets (Holst)

Music

  1. Theme music to 2001 Space Odyssey/Star Trek/Lost in Space; or Rocket Man – Elton John.
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody (Opening lines up to ‘Look up to the skies and see’ )- Queen
  3. Ground Control to Major Tom (first verse)  or Starman (chorus) – David Bowie
  4. Mercury – The Planets (Holst)
  5. Ground Control to Major Tom (first verse)  or Starman (chorus) – David Bowie
  6. Venus – The Planets (Holst)
  7. Ground Control to Major Tom (first verse)  or Starman (chorus) – David Bowie
  8. Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
  9. Ground Control to Major Tom (first verse)  or Starman (chorus) – David Bowie
  10. Mars – The Planets (Holst)
  11. Jupiter – The Planets (Holst)
  12. Saturn – The Planets (Holst)
  13. Uranus – The Planets (Holst)
  14. Neptune – The Planets (Holst)
  15. Flash Gordon – Queen

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