The Earth, Moon and Sun
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Visit the online site below:
Engineering Interact: The Earth (stop when you get to the Seasons section)
Science journal reflection:
1. How long will it take for the Earth to rotate (spin) once on its axis?
2. How long will it take for the Earth of orbit the sun?
Engineering Interact: The Sun
3. What does the sun look like up close? View the NASA animation below:


Engineering Interact: The Moon

Earth, moon and sun experiment:
1. Your teacher will put you in small groups or learning teams.
2. One person will be the sun, one person will be the Earth, one person will be the moon and the other person will be the observer.
3. Using your bodies, can you organise your group to show how the Earth rotates (spins) and orbits around the sun at the same?
4. What is the difference between rotating (spinning) and orbiting?
5. Using your bodies, can you organise your group to show how the moon rotates (spins) and orbits the Earth at the same time?
6. Using your bodies, can you organise your group to show how the moon rotates (spins) and orbits the Earth and how the Earth rotates (spins) and orbits the sun at the same time?
7. Which rotates (spins) faster, the moon or the Earth?
Extension: You might like to use a flip camera to record your demonstrations and view them on your smartboard.

Earth, moon and sun Science journal reflection:
1. Draw and label a diagram to show how the Earth and moon rotate (spin) and orbit. Hint, you will need to include the sun in your diagram.
2. Explain how spinning is different from orbiting.

For teachers: Formative Assessment
Students:
- Apply knowledge to a new situation
- Represent ideas in various forms
- Model relative movement of the sun, Earth and moon through role play

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