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Lesson Six – The Moon

This science teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to track and record the phases of the Moon over a specific time period to show how the Earth moves in space. The children can make a record of the shape of the Moon across a number of weeks to identify how it moves in relation to the Earth.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to track and record the phases of the Moon over a specific time period to show how the Earth moves in space

Learning Objectives

Describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth. Identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.

Learning Outcomes

I can explain the movement of the moon around the Earth. I can collect evidence to prove a scientific fact about the movement of the Moon.

The Moon

Teaching sequence to help the children track and record the phases of the Moon over a specific time period to show how the Earth moves in space

Moon Phases

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children understand key facts and vocabulary about the phases of the Moon and its orbit around the Earth

Moon Phases

Template to help the children identify and record the different phases of the Moon over a period of one month

The Moon

Interactive activity to help the children track and record the phases of the Moon over a specific time period to show how the Earth moves in space

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to track and record the phases of the Moon over a specific time period to show how the Earth moves in space

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