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.
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.
Here are 10 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!
A mini creative topic led by an interactive PowerPoint presentation. The Powerpoint tracks the journey of a group of space explorers trying to find a new planet. On the journey the explorers are set 4 tasks to complete including persuasive writing, buggy building, landscape art and 3D computer aided design. The PowerPoint needs to be run as a slideshow to ensure the animations work
Please leave feedback or contact me with any problems/questions.
This presentation is about space, it will help student's understand space in a great depth! Great for children in secondary school as well as higher education. Very straight forward to use, and full of useful information.
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.
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?
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.
A great deal of interesting technical information is presented entertainingly in the songs “Mars”, “Astronauts”, “Countdown” and “Three Little Astronauts”. The ever fascinating aliens join in the fun in “Ollie From Outer Space”, “The Disappearing Spacecraft” and Martin The Monster”! Time travel is explored in “Time Machine” and a boogie woogie imagination is required for “Moon Snow”!
“The Disappearing Spacecraft” is free to download on TES to give you a sample of one of my songs.
This set of nine songs consists of:
* 18 mp3 files, with both vocal and piano backing tracks
* PDF of the music and lyrics
* illustrated PowerPoint of each song for use with digital projectors and whiteboards
* Word document of the lyrics.
No licence is required for performing any of my material, and the music and lyrics may be copied freely for use within or by your school.
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.
A twist on the money making game with a space theme. You must answer a question before moving, everyone else playing also answers the question and can sell thier answer to you.
Included are a number of tabs for the Cards, Rules, Calculation sheets (to be used with calcuators), chance cards and community chest.
The questions included are for KS3 students but you could use your own questions/past paper questions to make this resource suitable for all KS.
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.
The presentation looks at the theories of Aristotle, Copernicus and Galileo to show how these theories led to modern day ideas about the solar system.
The first activity asks children to fill in diagrams to show the difference between heliocentric and geocentric models.
The second activity asks children to write or match facts about early astronomers and is differentiated 3 ways.
Higher ability write own sentences
Middle ability match stickers and fill in missing words
Lower ability match stickers
Please note I do not own any of the pictures or videos used in these resources.
This Planet Fact File is the perfect activity for your children to learn all about the planets in our solar system by completing their own personal booklet. They are required to research key information about the planets in order to complete the booklet. This pack contains two sets, one set where they can draw the planets, and the other where an image is already on the information sheets.
You can use this activity in class, however lots of my class loved taking it home as a home learning project!
- Fact File Front Cover
- Differentiated Fact File Templates For: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
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)
10 sets of information and worksheets focussing on themes related to space. All three resources provide in depth, student friendly information and challenging work sheets that encourage students to interpret information and undertake self directed study. Suitable for KS2 and 3. If you are happy with this resource, why not check out our other topical resources by clicking here
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