How many days are in a year?
How many months make up a season?
To recall the movement of the Earth linked to seasons, and investigate the moon.
To demonstrate the movement of the Earth/Sun
Day and night are caused by the Earth spinning on its axis The axis is an imaginary straight linejoining the north pole to the south pole The Earth's axis is on a 23° tilt, which makes day and night times uneven (not a perfect 12 hours each) It takes the Earth 24 hours to complete a full rotation which makes up one day Sunset occurs when your part of Earth rotates away from the sun
Day and Night
Earth's orbit around the Sun is tilted, causing different parts of the world to get different amounts of sunlight, which creates what we call "seasons". In Australia, we experience summer when the Southern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun We experience winter when the Northern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun
Rotation: When an object spins on its own axis - e.g, Earth's rotation on its axis forms 24hours or 1 day Revolution: also referred to as "orbit" when an object revolves or orbits around another object e.g., the Earth orbits around the sun and the moon orbits around the Earth
Rotation vs Revolution (orbit)
Label the North and South Poles Write Day and Night in the correct boxes Label which hemisphere is experiencing SUMMER
10. Personalised Feedback
Your younger sibling/ friend has asked you why the days are getting longer and warmer at the moment. Write a PEEL paragraph describing what is happening to the Earth at the moment, as we move from Winter to Spring. You can use a diagram to help you explain.