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Earth and Space

In the second half of the term, we will be starting our work on 'Earth and Space'. We will be finding out how the Earth moves and using historical theories to help explain the shape of planets and the layout of our Solar System. We will be looking at scientific figures from different periods in history, from Copernicus and Galileo to Neil Armstrong, Valentina Tereshkova and more recently, Tim Peake.

 

Key Objectives:

  • I can describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system.
  • I can describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth.
  • I can describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies.
  • I can explain day and night, and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky, using the idea of the Earth’s rotation. 
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