Reply To: Module 2 – The Moon, the Earth and the Sun

Carol anne Savery

    How I would teach about day and night and how the earth rotates in my classroom.


    we would sing the ‘Wakey , wakey song’ – this is a song that the children are familiar with already .

    Step 1:

    We would discuss day and night using pictures – what is the difference between the pictures of the day time and night time.

    Step 2:

    In small groups the children would be encouraged to sort sets of day and night pictures into the correct groups. Groups report back and give their reasons for classifying the pictures.

    Step 3:

    In a darkened room using a lamp(to represent the sun) and a globe I would show how the sun shines on the earth. I would stick two lego figures to the globe to represent people living on opposite side of the globe. We would discuss how the light shines on the globe as it rotates and how each lego figure goes from day to night and back to day again.

    Step 4:

    With our bodies we would show how the earth rotates away from the sun by putting a lego man on the palm of our outstretched hands with playdough,


    We would sing the day and night song


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