In this unit intended for a 3rd grade class students will learn the basic concepts of the Solar System. This will include a focus on our planet, Earth, the sun, and the seven other planets that orbit around it. Students will come to a better understanding of why life as we know it exists only on Earth and the characteristics held by the other planets that also orbit the central point of our solar system, the sun. This unit will allow to students to broaden their knowledge of the universe as they know it and allow them a glimpse into the fascinating and mysterious concepts of the solar system.