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Term 4 Space Unit

October 5, 2016 by Mr Richo   

What is out there in space?

1.Roles- Speaker, Director, Manager. (We will be making these today)

You will wear a lanyard for each science lesson. Share the different roles within your


2. Set up our Science Journals in our scrap books. (Leave a blank page at the start)

A lot of activities in this unit will require hand drawn diagrams and sketches so date all of your entries in this book and give each page a heading.

3. NIGHT AND DAY ACTIVITY- What do you think? Working in your groups complete the activity DAY AND NIGHT which makes 3 claims.


a. The Sun goes around the Earth once a day

b. The Earth goes around the Sun once a day

c. The Earth spins around once a day

  1.  Draw a labelled scientific diagram (grey lead or black fine liner only with the title ‘Spinning in space’ in your science journals.
  2. Record your ideas about :

– The size and shape of the Sun, Earth and Moon

– The position of the Sun, Earth and Moon and

– how the Sun, Earth and Moon might move in space

You might show their movements  by lines with arrows or turning arrows.

2. Once you have created a labelled diagram share it with a partner.

To be continued…….



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