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GCSE Physics AQA - Space

Collection of 3 lessons to cover the subject of 'Space' in the new AQA GCSE Physics specification.
Space Poetry Lesson Plan and PowerpointQuick View

Space Poetry Lesson Plan and Powerpoint

I created this plan and PPT for a job interview where I was asked to teach a year 5/6 class. I based the lesson on their two main topics which were Space and Poetry. I used the fantastic poem 'Six Ways to Look at the Moon' by Pie Corbett in this lesson - included. I also used another fab poem - included. Task was for the children to write their own version of Pie Corbett's poem. PPT easy to follow along while teaching. The 'Six-ways-to-look-at-ordering-a-poem' resource was used as an activity where I cut up the sentences and worked with a focus group to read, re-order the poem - this was great for discussion and for thinking about structure/ language in poem, etc.
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Space revision activities KS3

This resource is differentiated by task and also by time to be spent on each. Red activities = hardest, Orange = medium demand Green = easy The stars represent the time to be spent on each ( I change this depending on the ability of the group/ student e.g. each star represents 2 minutes) I usually display on the board and students work on A3 or print for lower ability classes.
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We explored space from the starting point of Toy Story and Buzz Lightyear. This is a collection of Powerpoints that I collected together. Some are mine, some are my friends, and the rest were found on the TES resources site. Thank you to all those who contributors who let us use thier work.
Space -Writing Quality Setting DescriptionsQuick View

Space -Writing Quality Setting Descriptions

A unit of work that helps write a quality description of a setting. It takes the writer through creating short phrases to driving around the setting writing quality sentences. noun phrases, expanded noun phrase with a preposition, expanded noun phrase using ‘with’, expanded noun phrase using a simile. preposition starters, adjective starters , noun starters, verb personification starters, planning a journey through the setting It includes lots of word banks and examples of quality descriptions. (VOICE is for added for extra interest)
Space - Space Junk - Grade 10Quick View

Space - Space Junk - Grade 10

This amazing ‘Space Theme’ lesson is… • beautifully designed • 4-pages in length and may be formatted into a 4-page booklet • provided in both black & white and colored versions • perfect for students learning English as a Second Language • perfect for students whose first language is English • based on an age-appropriate topic This wonderful lesson allows students to… • practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills • learn theme-based vocabulary • attempt many different styles of questions • express their creativity • engage in a relevant and meaningful learning experience A bundle of Vaughan M. Blaney’s lessons may be used … • to supplement any curriculum being taught in a school • as a school's sole curriculum • as supplementary material for the individualized needs of specific students • as the curriculum for special holiday programs • as the curriculum for summer school programs
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Space : Space Bundle

Space Bundle. New purchasers get 90% off this resource. Enter code: 90November @ checkout! Return buyers get 50% off with code: 50THANKS @ checkout! Here are 7 of our resources that will be perfect to use when teaching space! Included in this is: Space AFL Activity: Pull the udder one! A completely customisable true or False activity. This particular one is based on space. Pupils love the interaction shouting moo (true) or quacking for false statements. This can be used as a starter, plenary or an AFL checkpoint activity throughout the lesson. Space Investigation: This is an independent learning investigation about our solar system. Pupils are asked to research the planets and find relevant information about them. This includes extension tasks whereby pupils research the origins of the universe and current theories (Big Bang and Red Shift). Abstract Planet Timers: For a free sample of this resource please click here This is a fun countdown timer resource that can be used as a time management tool in any lesson. You have a choice between various abstract planets. The timers are set to 1, 2, 3 or 4 minutes, but you can easily alter the timing between in the animation pane. Each abstract planet can be added to your own slides and displayed in the right hand corner if you so wish! Picture Reveal - Solar System: A lovely PowerPoint that consists of clouds clearing to reveal the Solar Systems. A great little classroom tool- the pupils will love this addition to your lessons! As you press the right arrow key a cloud is removed. The aim of the activity is to clear the codes to reveal the Scene of the Solar System. There are 16 clouds in total-perfect for an activity involving Q&A. Solar System - Conveyor Belt: This is based on the Generation Game activity and is centred around the planets in our solar system. Useful for Starter, Plenaries and mini AFL activities throughout the lesson-Pupils love this activity! Solar System Timer: This is fun countdown timer that can be used as a time management tool in any lesson. Includes 3minutes, 2 minutes, 90 seconds, 40 seconds & 20 seconds countdowns. You can easily be altered in the animation pane to make the timer shorter or longer. The slides can all be selected, copied from this presentation and pasted and inserted into your own PPT. Space Week Quiz: Don’t miss out on this fun Space Quiz. This PowerPoint is fully interactive with 20 questions based on the topic of space. Each question slide is linked to an interactive score slide where you can keep a tally of each groups scores. This is a great resource for space week!
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An engaging and challenging scheme of work for the Space topic in Key Stage Three. The topic includes a lesson overview which identifies the learning outcomes, tasks and opportunities for differentiation and assessment. The topic is 9 lessons long with a PowerPoint for each lesson. There are lessons on the seasons, day and night, satellites, the planets, the Moon, eclipses and the life cycle of a Star. This is a challenging, bright and colourful scheme of work!
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Let's learn about Space! This worksheet includes 14 pages with a large variety of activities and exercises about Space. The materials have informative exercises about many different kinds of topics such as the big bang, black holes, the solar system, the Sun and many other things! Crosswords, word searches, puzzles and other kinds of activities are included to make it a fun and interesting class. The answers and an answer sheet is included. Overview: Page 1: Space vocabulary (word search) Page 2/3: The Big Bang Page 4/5: The Solar System Page 6/7: The Sun Page 8: Black holes Page 9: The International Space Station Page 10: Space Rubbish Page 11: Objects in Space (Comets, Asteroids and Meteors) Page 12: Fun Facts Page 13: Space Crossword Puzzle Page 14: Your thoughts about Space (Composition) The following questions are just a few examples of the aspects handled in this worksheet: - What are the planets in our Solar System? - What are black holes? - Why is there an International Space Station? - What is Space Rubbish and how dangerous is it? - Why do planets orbit the Sun? - Who was the first person in space? - What is the big bang? - What causes the tides? - Why is there no sound in space? - What is the difference between meteors, asteroids and comets? Keywords: Space, satellite, galaxy, comet, asteroid, planet, sun, earth, NASA, alien, shooting star, space station, astronaut, saturn, mars, jupiter, venus, neptune, mercury, uranus, gravity, orbit, milky way, black hole, Neil Armstrong, Yuri Gagarin, big bang, stars.


Double sided Space revision broadsheet for KS3 Science. Print a double sided A3 copy and students complete the different tasks set from drawing, labelling, describing and explaining. Use with BBC bitesize or with textbooks. A whole revision lesson ready in one resource.
Non-Chronological Report SpaceQuick View

Non-Chronological Report Space

** UPDATED 23rd Feb 2017 Over 70 pages of Non-chronological report writing support. ** Extra writing planning sheets included Now include extra flip book and info sheet. Capturing children's attention and getting them to write a good report can be tall order! Here is a resource which both challenges the upper ability and helps children who are emergent writers to achieve in class. An extensive bank of writing frames and activities for writing a non-chronological report on space. Useful for class projects or cross curricular links. It will supplement your unit of work. This pack includes a colourful poster set to put on your working wall or display. It will save you hours hopefully! The main pack includes: *Information on the planets *Mini Flip book (differentiated) and varied * Detailed word mats - one with vocabulary / one blank * Writing frames for all aspects of writing a non-chronological report * Report writing posters *Question generator writing frames *Facts about the all of the planets *Heading and subheading and topic planner *Non-chronological report planner - different versions *Step by step sub-heading planner *Themed notepaper *Report writing checklist It can also be used as a base knowledge booster for the study of space / planets or a cross curricular link. ** 2 packs 61 pages
Year 5 Space Unit of Work:  Writing Poems in the Style of Pie CorbettQuick View

Year 5 Space Unit of Work: Writing Poems in the Style of Pie Corbett

During a term of 'Space' being a Year 5 topic, all English units of work were inter-linked and planned to ensure maximum levels of understanding. Pupils gleaned high levels of 'space' knowledge and vocabulary by starting off with a non-chronological report unit of work. After that, writing in the poetic style of Pie Corbett (Six Ways to Look at the Moon) was the next unit of work. Children learnt his poem, through the 'story-telling style.' Practising the poem through rote-learning (with actions), in order to confidently innovate (using all 'Space' knowledge from the earlier non-fiction unit.) Once modelled by teacher, children completed their own 'Moon poem.' They picked the planet they studied in the earlier unit and planned and wrote their own innovation, writing in the style of Pie Corbett. Resources include: Picture banks of objects to compare moon / planets to, planning, modelled examples, finished children's examples, success criteria, marking ladders and modelled non-chronological reports from an earlier unit of work.
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Space Investigation

This is an independent learning investigation about our solar system. Pupils are asked to research the planets and find relevant information about them. This includes extension tasks whereby pupils research the origins of the universe and current theories (Big Bang and Red Shift).
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Symmetry - Space

Symmetry - Space. 18 pages of NO PREP fun space symmetry activities - perfect for math centers, morning work or fast finishers. Great for a space project. This symmetry pack contain 6 space pictures– * an alien spacecraft, * an astronaut, * the International space station, * a planet, * a rocket, * a space shuttle. Each picture comes in three levels of difficulty for differentiation in the classroom. A half picture - the student completes the other half and then colors symmetrically. A partially completed picture (completed on the left plus an outline on the right) providing some guidance in symmetrical drawing - the student completes and then colors symmetrically. A complete picture - the student just colors each side symmetrically. The completed worksheets make a lovely ‘Space’ wall display.
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KS3 Space

Complete KS3 topic about Space. Including days, years, shadows, seasons, the moon, eclipses, the solar system and constellations.
KS1 & 2 Label the space shuttle, label the space rocket, label the space suit (3 worksheets)Quick View

KS1 & 2 Label the space shuttle, label the space rocket, label the space suit (3 worksheets)

KS1 & 2 Label the space shuttle, label the space rocket, label the space suit (3 worksheets) Three separate worksheets to enable pupils to match the technical vocabulary to the correct part of the picture. There are seven items of equipment to label on the space shuttle and rocket worksheets and eight parts to label on the spacesuit. The vocabulary list is included on each worksheet for pupil use and there is a small photograph of a real shuttle and rocket for pupils to make a comparison between a photo and a simplified diagram. This is a useful activity to assess pupil knowledge of key vocabulary at the end of a mini topic on Space, journeys, famous explorers, or Planets.