Topic: My Place in Space
Year Level: 3 (Australian Curriculum Standards)
2012 Program in Word Format

This unit is based on the Australian National Curriculum using the and .
ICT and IWB materials are also linked throughout this unit.


a) What do we think we know?

a) Day/night and shadows

a) The Earth, moon and sun

b) The Earth's moon

Elaborate and Evaluate
a) Shadow stick investigation

For Teachers: Additional Resources

Student work samples 2012 J Villis

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