This activity offers the means for probing pupils' knowledge and understanding of Earth in space at the start of teaching. The...
The aim of this activity is to develop pupils' knowledge of the phases of the Moon, their correct sequence, and the...
The aim of this activity is to allow pupils to consider the evidence for why we believe that the Moon shines by reflected...
This is the first of two suggested activities to introduce the scientific explanation for the phases of the Moon.
This is the second of two suggested activities to introduce the scientific explanation for the phases of the Moon.
Here you use photographic evidence to consider various features of the surface of the Moon.
The Moon's appearance changes in a regular way, moving through a sequence of phases in one lunar month.
A reference to everyday life: We get day and night so that we can sleep at night and do things in the day.
When describing the motion of the Earth, be very careful to distinguish between:
Clouds cover the Moon: These explanations involve clouds passing in front of the Moon.
The length of the day has not been constant throughout the Earth’s history. For the last 2,700 years, the length of a day has...
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