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Science The Sun, the Moon and the Earth

1 Use the words to label the diagram.
Sun

Moon

Earth

day

night

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2 Read and circle True or False.
False

2 The Sun goes around the Earth.

False

4 We get light from the Moon.
5 We get light from the Sun.

True

True

False

False

6 The Sun is smaller than the Earth.
7 The shortest day of the year is 21st December.

True

8 The longest day of the year is 21st April.

True

False

False

True

False

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3 The Moon goes around the Earth.

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1 The Earth is round.

Answer key 1-Sun. the Moon and the Earth Objective: The Sun. Answer key 1-T. Earth. which is the time it takes the Earth to spin around and a year is 365 days. 4-F. •P H O N TO F BE CA This page has been downloaded from www. night. 3-T. Project ideas • Make a model to show the elliptical orbit of the Earth. 2-Earth. which is the time it takes the Earth to orbit the Sun. 8-F. the Moon and the Earth Vocabulary: Sun. . Written by Susan House and Katharine Scott.com. day. • Correct the activity by asking volunteers to read the sentences out loud and ask the rest of the class whether they are true or false. 7-T. and the seasons of the year. dark Introduction Remind the pupils that the Earth spins on its own axis and orbits the Sun. These two movements are what give us day and night.TEACHER’S NOTES Subject: Science The Sun. For example: Does the Moon orbit the Sun? Does the Moon give off light? Does the Earth orbit the Sun? Etc. 3-Moon. © Copyright Macmillan Publishers Ltd 2006. 2-F. 4-day. Moon. light. 5-night Activity 2 • Pupils read the sentences and circle True or False. RO D CO M OW P W N IA EB LO B SI AD L TE E E D • Warm up • Ask the pupils questions about the day/night and the Sun/Moon/Earth to check their general knowledge. Pupils are sometimes very confused about space and time. 5-T. A day is 24 hours.onestopclil. • Measure shadows at different times of the day and record the results. Activity 1 • Pupils label the diagram. 6-F. These phenomena are also related to the way we divide time.