A cross-curricular 'Invigorate' set of activities, based on weather. Explore why Earth is hotter in summer,make a rain gauge, and a barometer to find out about air pressure and observe clouds.
Interactive site that covers how the sun, moon and Earth interact
A site that revises the Earth, Sun and Moon with activity and test.
An interactive activity to help children learn about the Earth, Sun and Moon.
Game that allows observation of the Earth and Moon motion. The first challenge is to set the months so that Earth completes one orbit of the sun, then pupils can see what happens in different time scales. Clicking on the labels and magnifying glasses gives more information about each body.
Get pupils to play around with this interactive demo to see how the Earth moves around the Sun. Can they describe what is going on with the Moon?
Simple matching game but also contains information about the planets.
A 'Triple Crossed' cross-curricular activity for teams of pupils to work through to evaluate evidence and form opinions whilst gaining background knowledge on Space milestones and the space race. Particularly good for 11-14 pupils or as extension/ interest at 8-11 age range.
The moon’s apparent shape changes in a predictable way. These changes may be explained by the moon’s motion relative to the earth and sun. An animated slide show followed by short test to check understanding.
A short clip on RI Channel that explains why Mars appears red, though in fact the surface does not look red in photos. Also links to changing materials