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Lesson Five – Sun Shadows

This science teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to collect and record evidence to prove the movement of the Earth in space around the Sun. The class can use a practical test to model how shadows change during the day as the Earth orbits the Sun.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to collect and record evidence to prove the movement of the Earth in space around the Sun

Learning Objectives

Use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky. Taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision.

Learning Outcomes

I can explain why the Sun appears to move across the sky during the day. I can record measurements to prove scientific facts.

Sun Shadows

Teaching sequence to help the children collect and record evidence to prove the movement of the Earth in space around the Sun

Shadows

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children understand key facts about how the Sun creates shadows on Earth

Shadow Investigation

Activity to help the children track and record the changes to the position of the Sun during one day using shadows

Sun Shadows

Interactive activity to help the children collect and record evidence to prove the movement of the Earth in space around the Sun

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to collect and record evidence to prove the movement of the Earth in space around the Sun

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