The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun)

Elaborations

  • identifying the planets of the solar system and comparing how long they take to orbit the sun (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • modelling the relative size of and distance between Earth, other planets in the solar system and the sun (Skills: Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • recognising the role of the sun as a provider of energy for the Earth (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)

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