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

Profile photo ofFrances.McCarthy@bco.ieFrances McCarthy

    Jill – I was chatting to an adult the other day, who on hearing that I worked at Blackrock Castle Observatory wanted to ask me about up and down in space. I tried to explain that down was just gravity – but I’m not sure he really believed me.

    I think children do understand that the world is a ball – but have difficulty in thinking of the picture as a model of the world – and will draw the “down arrow” on a picture as if the world picture is just a picture.

    You can check the understanding of your own classes with this nice image from the ESA ISS Primary Kit.

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