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Science - Earth and Space

Lesson Eight – Friday 12th February 2021

...for today's lesson, please click on the PowerPoint link below - full details of today's task will be on there. 

Lesson Seven – Monday 8th February 2021

...please take the Kahoot Quiz in the link below... (This quiz can also be found in the Kahoot yellow star) 

Lesson Six – Friday 5th February 2021

  • Use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.

 

Today children let’s start with a warm up quiz! Please follow the link to go to the online quiz… good luck!

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/quiz/space/take-solar-system-quiz/

I will give you 10 minutes for this.

 

Okay, so now you’re warmed up, let’s begin. Today we will be learning about the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and also how the sun appears to move across the sky.

Have a pen and paper ready! Time to watch, listen, concentrate and take some notes.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zrd9wmn

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/space/solar-system/day-and-night/

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/video/space/day-to-night-video/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm13Kq_E1ik

I will give you 30 mins to do this – remember, you can pause the videos and re-read websites if you need to. The MOST IMPORTANT THING is that you write down some research notes about:

  1. The Earth’s rotation
  2. Day and night
  3. How the sun appears to move across the sky.

Day to Night

How do we experience day and night on Earth? Discover all you need to know at www.dkfindout.com - DK's free online encyclopedia. Covering everything from vol...

The Sun's surprising movement across the sky - Gordon Williamson

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-sun-s-surprising-movement-across-the-sky-gordon-williamsonSuppose you placed a camera at a fixed position, to...

Now… I am sure you have lots of research notes written and I really hope you enjoyed the online videos and reading! Your final task is to write an explanation about how we get day and night. Remember to talk about the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and to explain why the sun appears to move across the sky.

I will give you 20 minutes for this.  

Lesson Five – Monday 1st February 2021

Let’s consolidate everything you’ve learned about over the last 3 Science lessons by creating an informative poster!

To make an informative poster you’ll need a piece of paper, some pens and something to add colour. It needs to be informative so you’ll have to think back to the previous science lessons for fun facts and, because it’s a poster, it should be bright, bold and eye-catching.

Watch the following YouTube video. Take a look at this drawing of our solar system:

This will take 10 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tliPkXEVt-E

LEARN HOW TO DRAW SOLAR SYSTEM EASY STEP BY STEP NEW DRAWING

Hello Welcome to my channel Kids Day, a channel dedicated to the entertainment of children and their parents, where you will find videos of Play Doh, drawing...

On your paper, try to draw something similar. Go back to the video of the solar system drawing and keep playing and pausing it so you can draw along with it. I will give you 40 minutes for this.

Once you have drawn your solar system, look back at the last 3 lessons and add some fun facts to your solar system poster.

Remember to write facts about:

  1. Rotation and how long it takes
  2. Revolution or orbit and how long it takes
  3. Night and day
  4. Labels

You have 20 minutes to add facts to your poster.

Once you’re finished, showcase your lovely work to your family. They’ll be very impressed that you’re a space expert!

Lesson Four – Friday 29th January 2021

  • Describe the movement of the Earth, Sun and Moon relative to each other.

Hello children – today we will be thinking about how the Earth, Sun and Moon move and how they move in relation to one another. Take a piece of paper and a pen. Let’s have a quick warm up quiz!

This should take about 10 minutes

This quiz is only thinking about the relationship between the Sun. Earth and Moon.

1. Which object/s moves around the Sun?

  • The Moon only
  • The Earth only
  • Both the Earth and the Moon

 

2. Which object/s moves around the Earth?

  • The Sun only
  • The Moon only
  • The Sun and the Moon

 

3. The Earth spins…

  • Clockwise
  • Anti-clockwise

 

4. The Earth spins on its axis – what do we call this spin?

  • Rotation
  • Revolution

 

5. The Moon goes around the Earth. What do we call this movement?

  • Rotation
  • Revolution

 

WELL DONE FOR HAVING A GO!

Here are the answers…

1. Both the Earth and the Moon

2. The Moon only

3. Anti-clockwise

4. Rotation

5. Revolution

 

Watch the following video clip – make some notes while you watch and listen. If you need to pause then that’s okay.

I will give you 10 minutes for this.

The Sun, Earth, and Moon - Solar System for Kids

In this video you will be taken on a spectacular adventure to the Earth, Sun and Moon. You will learn interesting facts about these 3 aspects of the solar sy...

Look at the following image.

Look at this image and read my explanation carefully –

I will give you 10 minutes.

This diagram shows the rotation of the Sun, Earth and Moon and the revolution of the Moon around the Earth and the Earth around the Sun.

The yellow arrow next to the Sun shows the anti-clockwise rotation. This means that it spins the opposite direction to a clock.

In the same way, the blue arrow next to the Earth and the grey arrow next to the Moon shows that they also rotate (spin) in an anti-clockwise direction.

The dotted circle around the Sun shows the orbit of the Earth. This is the Earth’s revolution around the Sun.

The dotted circle around the Earth shows the orbit of the Moon. This is the Moon’s revolution around the Earth.

You now have 15 minutes to copy the diagram of the movement of the Sun. Earth and Moon.

As you copy, take care that your objects are different sizes (e.g. the Moon is the smallest of the three), add arrows and dotted orbit lines and label too.

 

For the last 15 minutes of the lesson, you will write an explanation to go with your diagram. Think back to the explanation work we did in Writing at the start of this half term. Your written explanation will explain how the Sun, Earth and Moon move but also how they move with each other. Remember to use the correct vocabulary, for example, rotation.

Lesson Three – Monday 25th January 2021

  • Describe the order of the planets in our solar system.
  • Name the planets and understand some key facts about them.

Today children, let’s think about the planets in our solar system. By the end of the lesson you should know the names of the planets and be able to put them in distance order from the sun starting with the closest first. You should also have learnt some new facts!

First of all, listen to this fun song. It’s a great way to learn about the planets in our solar system and really catchy too! See if you can join in.

I will give you 5 minutes for this.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noiwY7kQ5NQ

Planets Song

The Planets Song is a science song that teaches the planets in our solar system. Free Teaching Resources: https://www.havefunteaching.com/unlimited. The plan...

Have you ever heard of a mnemonic? It is a pattern that helps us remember something. For our planets, a useful mnemonic would be a sentence to help us remember. Each word in the sentence starts with the first letter of the planets in the correct order. Clever! This is the mnemonic I use but you can make up your own if you want to…

My (the M stands for Mercury)

Very (the V stands for Venus)

Easy (the E stands for Earth)

Method (the M stands for Mars)

Just (the J stands for Jupiter)

Speeds (the S stands for Saturn)

Up (the U stands for Uranus)

Names (the N stands for Neptune)

Now, take a piece of paper and a pen and draw a diagram of the planets in our solar system in distance order from the sun. Draw part of the sun on the left-hand side of your paper and then the planets in order, for example, Mercury would be first because it is closest to the sun and Neptune would be last because it is the furthest away. Make sure your planets are different sizes – check how by watching the links I have left here for this lesson!

I will give you 20 minutes for this.

Finished?...now label your planets. In the space around your diagram you’re going to add information about the planets.

To do this, click on the link below.

This will take you to BBC Teach KS2 The Solar System

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdrrd2p

As you explore this website, listen to the videos and read the text. Make notes if it helps.

On your planet diagram, you need to add information about:

  • The rocky planets
  • The gas planets
  • The Sun

I am giving you 20 minutes for this task.

If you’d like to add extra information that is great – go ahead!

Lesson Two – Friday 22nd January 2021

  • Describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth.

 

Firstly children, read through the attached PowerPoint (The Movement of the Moon) This should take about 30 minutes – make notes as you read if this helps.

Next, you need to watch the video on BBC Teach and read further information. This clip is 1 minute 27 seconds.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z3jd7ty

Once you have done this, take a pen and paper and draw a diagram of the moon’s movement around the Earth.

Remember:

  1. Your 2 circles will need to be different sizes as the moon is smaller.
  2. Elliptical lines and arrows will be needed to show to the moon’s revolution and rotation.
  3. Elliptical lines and arrows will be needed to show the Earth’s rotation.

This diagram drawing activity should take about 15 minutes.

 

 

Lesson One – Monday 18th January 2021

Hi guys!

We will be learning about Earth and space over the next few weeks in Science. Because today is our first lesson, I would like you all to create a mind map/brainstorm as a record of all the exciting facts you know about Earth and space. Don’t worry if you don’t know many facts just yet – I will be showing you a video to teach you.

First of all, you need to get a piece of paper and two pens in different colours. Making sure your paper is landscape, write “Earth and space” in the middle and draw a circle around it. Around this title, write as many facts as you can about Earth and space. Make sure the facts you already know are written in the same colour! I am giving you 5 minutes to complete this starter task…

 

… Finished? When you have written facts about Earth and space that you already know, put your pen and paper down to watch this video:

The following video is 3 minutes and 49 seconds.

- you can either click this link for it to take you to the video on YouTube or scroll down and play the first video under my lesson notes called "Earth and Space". They are both the same. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL-KAqA6m-c

 

Have you watched the video? Now you will need your other pen – the other coloured one. Add more facts to your brainstorm. These new facts will be in a different colour to show that you’ve learnt them from the video you’ve just watched. I am giving you 10 minutes to do this…

 

…Finished? Now watch the video again. This time play and pause as many times as you like so that you can add facts to your brainstorm that you may have missed the first time you watched it. I am giving you 15 minutes to complete this…

 

…Finished? Check your completed brainstorm.

  • Does it make sense?
  • How many facts did you know at the start? (count the first colour)
  • How many more facts did you write down after watching the teaching video? (count the second colour)
  • Do you think you could remember some of them?

Ask an adult or sibling to test you – they could hold your brainstorm and you could try and tell them as many facts as you can remember just from your memory! If there is no one to test you then test yourself. To do this, you can read your brainstorm then hide it. Take another piece of paper and write down as many as you can remember. I am giving you 10 minutes to either ask someone to test you or to test yourself…

 

…to finish, watch this incredible video. It compares the size of many planets in our solar system and beyond. Some names you will recognise but many you won’t. Don’t worry about this - just enjoy the comparison. I love this sort of video because it shows how small planet Earth is in comparison to some other planets! Enjoy!

The following video is 3 minutes and 4 seconds.

- you can either click this link for it to take you to the video on YouTube or scroll down and play the second video under my lesson notes called "Planets Size Comparison 2018". They are both the same. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Txa_dfGNBg

Earth and Space - Year 5 Topic

Planets Size Comparison 2018

Comparing all the sizes of planets in our solar system and beyond, in this video we explore the vast scale of some of the planets you may not have heard of. ...

If you click on each of the links below, then they will take you to individual lessons from the Oak National Academy. Each lesson contains videos, activities and a quiz to test your knowledge.
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