Earth and Space

The Sun-Earth-Moon system

Physics Narrative for 11-14 Supporting Physics Teaching

Explaining familiar phenomena

Even though the Sun and Moon are such familiar objects in the night sky, many children and adults alike struggle to explain cyclical events such as night and day, the seasons and the changing appearance of the Moon.

In this episode we address these familiar phenomena, not only providing explanations but also offering some ideas about the origins of those explanations.

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Electricity CPD videos

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