- NGSS: 5, MS
- España: 3º, 6º Prim.
- Perú: 4º, 5º, 6º Prim.
- Colombia: 4º, 5º Prim.
- México: 3º, 4º, 6º Prim.
Available for USA (NGSS), Spain, Peru, Colombia and Mexico.
The Movements of the EarthFree
The effects of rotation and revolution
Why do the seasons change? Why does night become day? Why is it summer in Australia when it is winter in France? Why do some parts of the world have more daylight than others? What are the phases of the moon?
In this unit we answer all these questions plus many more. We will discover how the movement and position of the Earth, with respect to the Sun, affects the amount of light that reaches us, the passing of time, and the changing of seasons. We will also learn about the phases of the moon and how the Earth and moon are related.
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This unit works with the following...
- Understand the two types of movements and the Earth's position within the Solar System
- Relate the day and night phenomena and the seasons with the movements of the Earth
- Explain the characteristics of the moon phases and of phenomena such as eclipses
- Reflect on the phenomena as seen from different locations on Earth and their cause
Skills and Competencies:
- Develop scientific, mathematical and digital skills.
- Encourage curiosity, deductive reasoning and intercultural awareness
Interactive game about the Moon phases
Let's learn about the movement of the Sun
Test your knowledge
Where is the Sun located during each season?
The video in cartoon and text format
Interactive notebook on the Earth movements in space
Planet Earth in the Universe from A to Z
About Moon phases and eclipses
Poster about the seasons of the year
The movements of the Earth in space