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.


  • 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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