Seeing what is there
Teaching Guidance for 5-11
Careful observation is the basis
Wrong Track: The sun rises and sets.
Right Lines: The earth spins, which makes the the Sun appear to change its position over a day.
Correct approaches and unhelpful starting points
Thinking about the learning
Our everyday speech and many myths and conventional drawings mislead us into thinking that we live on a stationary Earth, and that everything moves around that.
Thinking about the teaching
Making careful observations is the key. Not only of the Sun, but even sitting watching the moon for an evening, against some conveniently place power lines.