This interactive presentation consists of the following animations:

  • the rotation of the Earth in space through 24 hours, showing day and night
  • the orbit of the Earth around the sun explaining the different seasons
  • the orbit of the moon around the Earth illustrating the phases of the moon

By carrying out the activities in this lesson pupils will understand:

  • why we have day time and night time on planet Earth
  • why we have the different seasons
  • why the moon appears a different shape over the month

Two interactive quizzes enable pupils to test their understanding of the concepts explored and can provide a record of assessment.

Interactive whiteboard activity 1

Interactive whiteboard activity 2

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