Class Practical: an estimate of the diameter of the Moon using a photograph of a lunar eclipse.
Class practical: an estimate of the ratio of the Moon's distance from the Earth compared to its diameter.
The Moon’s orbital period can be estimated by considering the Moon as a satellite of the Earth and using a scale drawing.
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...
Accounting for day and night is quite complex, and we suggest that the very best way for children to develop a helpful...
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