Australian Curriculum Teaching Resources

ACSSU115

Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by the relative positions of the sun, Earth and the moon

Elaborations

  • investigating natural phenomena such as lunar and solar eclipses, seasons and phases of the moon (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • comparing times for the rotation of Earth, the sun and moon, and comparing the times for the orbits of Earth and the moon (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • modelling the relative movements of the Earth, sun and moon and how natural phenomena such as solar and lunar eclipses and phases of the moon occur (Skills: Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • explaining why different regions of the Earth experience different seasonal conditions (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)

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