Planets and the Solar System
These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:
Identify that we live on the surface of the Earth which is a sphere
Describe how the Earth spins on its axis and explain what a day is
Describe how the Earth orbits the Sun and explain what a year is
Describe how the Moon orbits the Earth and explain what a lunar month is
Describe the sizes of the Sun, Moon, Earth and other planets, and the distances between them
The resources include details of common misconceptions and a summary of the research upon which the resources are based.
Download the zip file for all the questions and activities.
More resources like this can be found on the BEST webpage: Best Evidence in Science Teaching
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