Earth, Moon & Sun Incursion (Levels 3 & 4)

Theme: Science – Earth and Space Sciences
Level: 3 & 4

Students will explore relationships between the Earth, moon and sun. They will use models to investigate changes caused by the movement of the Earth and moon including seasons and eclipses.

Activities

  • Discuss prior knowledge of Earth, moon and sun.
  • Explore the physical pressure of air on earth.
  • Investigate the forces that hold the Earth and moon in their orbits.
  • Explore how the Earth’s rotation creates day and night.
  • Explore the changes in shadows as the Earth rotates.
  • Investigate the phases of the moon and understand why we only ever see one side of the moon from Earth.
  • Investigate the changes that create Earth’s seasons.
  • Model the reflection of light from the moon.
  • Model the positions of Earth, moon and sun during solar and lunar eclipses.

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