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 children first make observations and then build on these, moving on to think about why these things happen. This is about...
We'd suggest that a sequence of questions focusing on the shape of the Earth is the most fruitful approach. The children will...
More exploration of our nearest neighbour...
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:
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