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Earth in Space

This science scheme of work for Key Stage Two gets the children to describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the Solar System by using practical models and researching information. The class can research information to prove whether facts about the Solar System are true or false.

Describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the Solar System by using practical models and researching information

Lesson One : Moon Rocket

Explore and describe rocket travel to check understanding of scientific concepts about space

Lesson Two : Sun Facts

Investigate and present different facts about the Sun and its position in the Solar System

Lesson Three : Earth’s Orbit

Investigate and record facts and information about how the Earth travels through space

Lesson Four : Night and Day

Investigate and prove how the Earth’s rotation can create night and day on the surface of the planet

Lesson Five : Sun Shadows

Collect and record evidence to prove the movement of the Earth in space around the Sun

Lesson Six : The Moon

Track and record the phases of the moon over a specific time period to show how the Earth moves in space

Lesson Seven : Solar System Quiz

Devise questions for a class quiz to test general knowledge about different concepts related to space

Lesson Eight : Solar System Model

Design and build a model to demonstrate how planets and satellites in the Solar System move in space

Lesson Nine : Solar System Database

Collect and organise information about different celestial bodies that can be found in the Solar System

Earth in Space Assessment

Assess abilities in describing the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the Solar System

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