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

Irene Lynch

    The Activity I have chosen in this module is The Planets

    Introduce students to the planets in our solar system, helping them learn the names, order, and some basic facts about each planet.
    Materials Needed:

    • Picture cards or posters of the planets
    • A large sheet of paper or a whiteboard
    • Markers or colored pencils
    • Internet access for showing videos or animations
    • Notebook and pencil for each student
    • Warm-Up Activity:
    • Begin with a simple question: “What do you know about the planets?
    • Let the children share what they already know. Write down their responses on the board.
    • Introduction to the Solar System:
    • Explain that our solar system is a big family of planets, and they all orbit around the Sun.
    • Show a picture or a model of the solar system to give a visual reference.
    • Introduce the term “orbit” and explain it simply: “Orbit means the path each planet takes to go around the Sun.”
    • Introducing the Planets:
    • Show pictures or posters of each planet one by one, starting from the closest to the Sun.
    • Use a catchy mnemonic to help them remember the order of the planets, such as: “My Very Excited Mother Just Served Us Noodles” (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune).
    • For each planet, share a couple of interesting facts. Keep it simple and engaging.
    • Activity – Create a Solar System Model:
    • using colored paper and markers to draw and cut out each planet.
    • Once the planets are ready, arrange them in order on a large sheet of paper or on a string to create a hanging mobile.
    • Reflection:
    • Review the order of the planets and their key features.
    • Ask the children to share their favorite planet and why they like it.
    • Encourage them to draw or write a short description of their favorite planet in their notebooks.
    • This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by Irene Lynch.
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