Introduction to Space
Ks3 (year 7/8) resource for introduction to space (2 lessons)
- All resources made and produced by myself, and a lot of detail and time has been taken to produce.
-Easy to see progress over two lessons from students.
- No practical, though a wide range of VAK tasks throughout.
Easy lesson good and engaging, space is always a fun lesson to teach, as class normally always engaged from start. This is the reason why it is spread over 2 lessons (never normally do this).
- Lesson 4/5 out of 5.

- Option of two starters.
- Lesson outline (Main components, but more of overview of lesson and explanation of set tasks and how to use resources, it has been broken down so easier to follow than a lesson plan).
- Detailed PowerPoint with animations. Also contains all answers to worksheets. (66 pages).
- All worksheets (Worksheet to be printed back to back with space left to glue into books).
- Interactive notebook slide for size comparison task.
- Three plenaries (9 question quiz, hidden images and splat)
- Two worksheets of exam style questions with answers and sheet on PowerPoint so easier to run through with class.
5 videos (average length 2 minutes), these are all hyperlinked in PowerPoint by clicking on images and back up hyperlink in note section of PowerPoint. Cannot upload on TES, but all easily accessible.
- Space song (outstanding song) called Outer space we are the planets and stars.
- Planet Earth compared to other planets and stars
- Solar system (Virtual Orrery)
- How do we know how many galaxies there are in the Universe.
- The smallest to biggest thing in the universe.

Aspects of National curriculum lesson covers (In varying detail):
- Gravity force, different on other planets and stars; gravity forces between Earth and Moon, and between Earth and Sun (More detailed in previous lesson).
-Our Sun as a star, other stars in our galaxy, other galaxies.
-The light year as a unit of astronomical distance.

Please review if bought and check out my free resources, will upload rest of lessons out of 5. Previous lesson are, The seasons, Night and Day and The moon phase.
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  • The-solar-system-lesson-2.ppt
  • Size-comparision-interactive.notebook
  • Main-Space-worksheet.docx
  • Learning-Plan---The-Solar-system-Done.doc
  • Label_the_Solar_System_Worksheet.docx

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Created: Nov 1, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


ppt, 18 MB



notebook, 59 KB



docx, 59 KB


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