Scaled images of the sun and Earth to use when exploring relative size and distance.
Cut out the scaled images of the sun and Earth. Take the images outside into a large, open space.
Give the sun to one person and Earth to another. Create a distance of 20 metres between the sun and Earth. This represents the distance between the sun and Earth (according to the scaled size of the two bodies).
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National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Earth and space
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) – Upper
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Upper covers students in Year 5 and Year 6.
The principal focus of science teaching in upper key stage 2 is to enable pupils to develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas. They should do this through exploring and talking about their ideas; asking their own questions ab...
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