The Moon’s orbital period can be estimated by considering the Moon as a satellite of the Earth and using a scale drawing.
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.
Our everyday speech and many myths and conventional drawings mislead us into thinking that we live on a stationary Earth, and...
Children generally like to believe adults and so it is not uncommon for them to amalgamate their flat Earth model with adults'...
A teacher was working with her Key Stage 1 class on this topic and asked them what they thought. All the children agreed with...
Children tend to have a very crowded view of space and this is not helped by the various diagrams of the Solar System that can...
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