Solar System and Space Vocabulary in English – With Games and Animation

solar system and space vocabulary in English

⬀ What is Solar System and space vocabulary in English?

Solar System is the the eight planets and their moons that revolve around the Sun because of its attraction. The solar system has many things other than the planets such as asteroids, meteoroids, and comets.

You can find basic Solar System and space vocabulary and the names of the planets here with animations, games, memory cards and puzzles.

⬀ 3D Solar System

You can see and animate the Solar System below. You can control the solar system animation by the buttons below. Click on the name of any planet to see information about it. (Animation by Julian Garnier)

Mercury

Venus

Earth

Mars

Jupiter

Saturn

Uranus

Neptune

Sun

⬀ Word list of solar system and space vocabulary in English

  • planet
  • star
  • The Sun
  • The Moon
  • galaxy
  • space
  • solar system
  • Earth
  • Mercury
  • Venus
  • Mars
  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Uranus
  • Neptune
  • Pluto
  • sky
  • comet
  • orbit
  • asteroid
  • meteor
  • satellite
  • spaceship
  • spacecraft
  • telescope
  • space station
  • astronaut
  • shuttle
  • The Milky Way

⬀ Flip the card game about solar system and space vocabulary

Below is a good exercise to learn Solar System and space vocabulary. Click on a card to open it. Then you will see a word about Solar System and space. Guess the meaning of it in your own language.

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    Saturn
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    space station
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    sun
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    star
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    Earth
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    The Milky Way
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    astronaut
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    orbit
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    spacecraft
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    planet
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    comet
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    Neptune
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    Mercury
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    Uranus
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    Venus
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    asteroid

Reading passage about our Solar system

OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
   The Sun and everything around it is The Solar System. Our solar system has many parts. There is The Sun in the centre and the other planets and moons orbit around it. It also has asteroids, meteors, and comets. The Sun’s gravity keep them in their orbits.
   There were nine planets in the Solar System. Pluto was also called a planet. But then scientists have decided that Pluto isn’t really a planet at all. Now the solar system has eight planets. They are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. This is the order of the planets from The Sun.
   Some planets have moons, or satellites. These moons and satellites orbit the planet. Earth has one moon. Jupiter some other planets have many moons. Mercury and Venus don’t have any moons. All these form our Solar System.


⬀ Worksheets about Solar system and space vocabulary

Solar system and space word scramble game worksheet Word scramble game worksheet jpg image Word scramble game worksheet pdf
Solar system and space word search puzzle worksheet Word search puzzle worksheet jpg image Word search puzzle worksheet pdf

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