Subject: Primary science
Age range: 11-14
Resource type: Lesson (complete)
Seasons, why they happen, northern hemisphere, sun’s height in the sky, day and night etc. Complete lesson. Seasons is number 3 in a series of 6 high quality lessons that fully and expertly delivers all the points within BOTH the NEW KS3 Department for Education ‘Space Physics’ National Curriculum and the AQA KS3 specification / syllabus sections ‘3.7.2 Universe’ and ‘3.1.2 Gravity’.
NO PREPARATION REUIRED ! Simply submit the equipment list to your technicians and then the PPT will lead you step by step through the entire lesson.
Recall why we have day and night.
* Explain the seasons and the importance of the sun’s angle.
* Explain why if it is summer in the UK, it is winter in Australia.
* Compare the shadows and the suns positions in winter and summer.
* Use new literacy words such as sphere, hemisphere, equator etc
* Successfully complete a simple practical to explain summer and winter.
Pupils will start the lessons by thinking and working in pairs in a race to solve a picture puzzle and work out what today’s lesson is about. After discussion that leads to revealing the title and lesson outcomes, students then self assess against their current understanding of this lesson.
MAIN and MAIN and MAIN…
This lesson is chunked into discrete sections to support learning and engender positive behaviour by keeping students interested and focused. All points of the specification are addressed.
There are various student activities such as: demo, practical, gap fills, matching, paired work, literacy activities, focused questions with answers and differentiation, picture puzzle, mini test, homework, carefully selected video, self-assessment opportunities, peer assessment opportunities etc. This good variety of activities keeps pupils focused and happily learning.
In the plenary activity pupils complete a matching activity and then peer assess it to uncover how much they have learnt during the lesson. They then self-assess themselves against the lesson outcomes. Students who need further support set themselves additional homework to enhance learning of today’s lesson.
These are provided just in case any group requires them.
All resources are included in this excellent lesson, there is nothing for you to do but deliver it.
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This lesson is one of a series of 6:
1. Solar system, stars and galaxies and the universe.
2. Geocentric and heliocentric solar system models
4. Gravity, weight and mass.
5. Exploring and observing the universe.
6. The moon’s phases.
For more lessons that meet the new KS3 and KS4 specifications please type Barclayfox into the tes resources search engine to see all my lessons.
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A bundle is a package of resources grouped together to teach a particular topic, or a series of lessons, in one place.
Covers: Space Physics, KS3, space, universe, gravity, solar systems, moons, planets, stars, galaxies. Geocentric and heliocentric models of the solar system, seasons, moon's phases etc etc. A series of 6 high quality lessons that expertly delivers the key points within BOTH the following: 1) NEW KS3 Department for Education 'Space Physics' National Curriculum and 2) The AQA KS3 specification / syllabus sections '3.7.2 Universe' and '3.1.2 Gravity'. Ready to use, print the worksheets (or simply project them) and project the PowerPoints which navigate you carefully through each lesson - no preparation required. Project and go! THIS IS A BUNDLE OF 6 LESSONS: 1. Solar system, stars and galaxies and the universe. 2. Geocentric and heliocentric solar system models 3. Seasons. 4. Gravity, weight and mass. 5. Observing the stars and space exploration. 6. The moon’s phases.
A series of 6 high quality lessons that fully and expertly delivers all the key points within BOTH the NEW KS3 Department for Education 'Space Physics' National Curriculum and the AQA KS3 specification / syllabus sections '3.7.2 Universe' and '3.1.2 Gravity'. THIS IS A BUNDLE OF 6 LESSONS: 1\. Solar system, stars and galaxies and the universe. 2\. Geocentric and heliocentric solar system models 3\. Seasons. 4\. Gravity, weight and mass. 5\. Exploring and observing the universe. 6\. The moon’s phases.
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