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Space Physics, space, solar system, moons, planets, stars, galaxies, gravity and the universe. Geocentric and heliocentric models of the solar system, seasons, moon's phases etc etc.

Space Physics, space, solar system, moons, planets, stars, galaxies, gravity and the universe. Geocentric and heliocentric models of the solar system, seasons, moon's phases etc etc.

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'. 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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Moon’s phases, phases of the moon, waxing, waning, gibbous, crescent.  Complete KS3 lesson.

Moon’s phases, phases of the moon, waxing, waning, gibbous, crescent. Complete KS3 lesson.

‘The Moon’s phases’ is number 6 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'. ‘‘THE MOON’S PHASES’’ - STUDENT OUTCOMES: By the end of the lesson students will be able to: * Use new literacy words e.g. waxing and waning. * Draw the different phases of the Moon. * Name the phases of the moon. * Explain why we see phases of the Moon. * Successfully complete a phases of the moon practical. STARTER 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: practical, unique activity sheet, animation, carefully selected video, paired work, literacy activities, focused questions with answers and differentiation, picture puzzle, quiz, homework, gap fill, self-assessment and peer assessment opportunities etc. This good variety of activities keeps pupils focused and happily learning. PLENARY: In the plenary activity pupils complete a quiz 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. EXTENSION ACTIVITIES: These are provided just in case any group requires them. COMPLETE AND READY TO USE: All resources are included in this excellent lesson, there is nothing for you but order the equipment (list is provided), photocopy the unique activity sheet and deliver the lesson. THANK YOU FOR LOOKING: Thanks for looking, your positive feedback would be very much appreciated :) THIS IS ONE OF A SERIES 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. MORE HIGH QUALITY LESSONS: 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. Happy teaching ! Barclayfox.
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Observing the stars and space exploration, light year, telescopes, probes, landers. Complete lesson.

Observing the stars and space exploration, light year, telescopes, probes, landers. Complete lesson.

‘Observing and exploring’ is number 5 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'. ‘OBSERVING AND EXPLORING’ - STUDENT OUTCOMES: By the end of the lesson students will be able to: * Understand what a ‘light year’ is. * Explain how large the universe is compared to the earth. * Apply understanding of the ‘speed of light’ * Describe ways of discovering the universe from the earth. * Explain how probes can be used to explore the universe. STARTER 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: gap fills, matching, paired work, literacy activities, focused questions with answers and differentiation (“challenge missons”), picture puzzle, homework, carefully selected video, self-assessment opportunities, peer assessment opportunities etc. This good variety of activities keeps pupils focused and happily learning. PLENARY: 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. EXTENSION ACTIVITIES: These are provided just in case any group requires them. COMPLETE AND READY TO USE: All resources are included in this excellent lesson, there is nothing for you to do but deliver it. THANK YOU FOR LOOKING: Thank you for taking the time to look, your positive feedback would be very much appreciated :) THIS IS ONE OF A SERIES 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. MORE HIGH QUALITY LESSONS: 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. Happy teaching ! Barclayfox.
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Gravity, weight and mass. Gravitational field strength on other planets. Complete KS3 lesson.

Gravity, weight and mass. Gravitational field strength on other planets. Complete KS3 lesson.

Gravity is lesson 4 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'. GRAVITY STUDENT OUTCOMES: By the end of the lesson students will: * Know what gravity is, and which direction it acts in. * Understand the factors that affect gravitational field strength. * Understand the difference between mass and weight. * Be able to calculate weight and mass on the earth. * Be able to calculate weight on other planets. STARTER Pupils will start the lessons by thinking and working in pairs in a race to unscramble key words 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: calculations with answers, gap fill, matching, paired work, literacy activities, focused questions with answers and differentiation, word unscramble, homework activity sheet (unique), mnemonic MATTHEW, self-assessment opportunities, peer assessment opportunities etc. This good variety of activities keeps pupils focused and happily learning. PLENARY: In the plenary activity pupils complete questions and then peer assess 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. EXTENSION ACTIVITIES: These are provided just in case any group requires them. COMPLETE AND READY TO USE: All resources are included in this excellent lesson, there is nothing for you to do but photocopy the activity homework sheet and deliver the lesson. THANK YOU FOR LOOKING: Thanks for looking, your positive feedback would be very much appreciated :) THIS IS ONE OF A SERIES 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. MORE HIGH QUALITY LESSONS: 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. Happy teaching ! Barclayfox.
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Seasons, why they happen, northern hemisphere,  sun’s height in the sky, day and night etc. Complete

Seasons, why they happen, northern hemisphere, sun’s height in the sky, day and night etc. Complete

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'. SEASONS - by the end of the lesson students will be able to: * 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. STARTER 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. PLENARY: 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. EXTENSION ACTIVITIES: 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. Thank you for looking, your positive feedback would be very much appreciated :) 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 3. Seasons. 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. Happy teaching ! Barclayfox.
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Geocentric and Heliocentric models of the solar system, planets, moons, dwarf planets. Complete les

Geocentric and Heliocentric models of the solar system, planets, moons, dwarf planets. Complete les

This is lesson 2 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'. STUDENT OUTCOMES - are noted further down. STARTER 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 topic. 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: gap fill, matching, a unique differentiated activity sheet, paired work, literacy activities, focused questions with answers and differentiation, picture puzzle, think/pair/share, quiz, mini test, sort into size order, homework, self-assessment opportunities, peer assessment opportunities etc. Lots of variety to keep learners happy, engaged and learning. PLENARY: In the plenary activity pupils complete a quiz 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. EXTENSION ACTIVITIES: 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. OUTCOMES - AT THE END OF THIS LESSON STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO: * Understand the difference between moons, planets and dwarf planets. * Explain the geocentric model of the solar system. * Explain the heliocentric model of the solar system. * Understand why Galileo supported the heliocentric model. Thank you for looking, your positive feedback would be very much appreciated :) 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 3. Seasons. 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. Happy teaching ! Barclayfox.
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3D Biomes Project

3D Biomes Project

This project is a great addition to your habitats or ecosystems unit. It can be used as a supplemental learning resource or as an alternative assessment. It includes 8 vibrantly colored biome posters in addition to the cube biome pages. Detailed step-by-step assembly instructions are also provided. This resource includes eight different biomes. When assembled, each 3-D biome cube contains four biomes. It is at the teacher’s discretion to make this an individual or group project, and whether students pick the biomes they want to work on or if they are assigned. The biome pictures contain enough details to show students the main features of each, while leaving room to draw in additional plants and animals to demonstrate an understanding of each biome. On the front of each cube side, students write a description of the biome as well as listing plants and animals found there and the locations where the biome exists. And, these finished resources will look great when displayed in your classroom! The following biomes are included: ★ Rainforest Biome ★ Grassland Biome ★ Marine Biome ★ Desert Biome ★ Freshwater Biome ★ Tundra Biome ★ Deciduous Forest Biome ★ Taiga Biome (Boreal Forest) Four biomes go on each "cube." They actually form triangular prisms, but I'm counting the air inside each where kids can add pop-up animals, modeling clay, etc. so I call them cubes. :) Enjoy! ~ SunnyDaze on TPT
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Space Images

Space Images

A collection of images (free for reuse) that can stimulate students into asking questions and discussing possibilities. e.g A hot seating activity as an astronaut/alien. Sensory description. What is out there? Could we ever live in space?
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Space, solar system, stars, galaxies, moons, light years and the universe. Complete KS3 lesson.

Space, solar system, stars, galaxies, moons, light years and the universe. Complete KS3 lesson.

This is lesson 1 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'. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES - these are given towards the bottom of this text. STARTER Pupils will start the lessons by thinking and working in pairs in a race to unscramble some of the key words in today's lesson. After revealing the title and lesson outcomes students self assess against their current understanding of this topic. 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 gap fill, matching, reviewing a solar system model, words unscramble, literacy activity, questions and answers, think/pair/share, quiz, sort into size order, mnemonic, self-assessment, peer assessment etc. PLENARY In the plenary activity pupils complete a quiz 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. EXTENSION ACTIVITIES 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. OUTCOMES - STUDENTS LEARN TO: * Understand the structure of the solar system and be able to draw it with the planets in the correct order. * Explain what keeps the planets in place 'orbiting' the sun. * Understand what 'stars' and 'galaxies' and 'light years' are. * Use new literacy words such as 'orbit' and 'light year'. * Comprehend the vast size of the Milky Way and the Universe. Thank you for looking, your positive feedback would be very much appreciated :) Lesson 1 in a series of 6: 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. For more lessons designed to meet the new KS3 and KS4 specifications please type Barclayfox into the tes resources search engine to see all my lessons. Happy teaching ! Barclayfox.
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