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Space / Tuarangi

Slides / Ngā Kirita🔗

  1. Origin of the Universe (Slides)
  2. The Milky Way (Slides)
  3. Day and Night (Slides)
  4. The Seasons (Slides)
  5. Phases of the Moon (Slides)
  6. The Solar System (Slides)
  7. International Space Station (Slides)
  8. Supporting Life (Slides)
  9. Eclipses (Slides)

Learning Outcomes / Ngā Whāinga Ako

  1. Earth & Moon
    1. Describe how day and night are caused by rotation
    2. Explain how the seasons are produced by an orbit
    3. Identify prominent features on the Earth and Moon
    4. Explain how the Moon has phases and creates tides
  2. Solar System
    1. Explain the difference between the sun, planets and moons
    2. Use data to compare the surface conditions of planets
    3. Identify the structure of the Sun how it produces energy
    4. Explain how the different types of eclipses form
  3. Galaxies & The Universe
    1. Explain the life cycle of stars
    2. Explain how a light year is a measure of distance
    3. Understand that the structure of the Milky Way galaxy
    4. Describe theories on the origin of the Universe … including the Big Bang
    5. Explain constellations

Unit Plan / Mahere Kōwae

Akoranga 1 (Mon/Tues)Akoranga 2 (Wed)Akoranga 3 (Fri)
T3 W41. Origin of the Universe2.3. Documentary
T3 W54. Day, Night, Seasons5. Seasons6. Phases of the Moon
T3 W67. The Solar System8. The Space Station9. Supporting Life
T3 W710. Solar System Project P111. Solar System Project P212. Revision P1
T3 W813. All in a Year14. Phases of the Moon Revision15. TEST

Lesson Plans / Ngā Mahere Akoranga

  1. Origin of the Universe

    • LO: Describe theories on the origin of the Universe … including the Big Bang
    • Watch Kurzgesagt video on Big Bang & hand out learning outcomes
    • Introduce the unit
    • Key facts of the Big Bang
    • Timeline activity (exit pass)
    • Scale of the universe interactive
    • Kahoot to finish
  2. Documentary

  3. Day, Night, Seasons

    • LO: Describe how day and night are caused by rotation
    • LO: Identify prominent features on the Earth and Moon
    • Mahi Tuatahi: Brainstorm about days, nights, seasons!
    • Notes on days and nights
    • Diagram of day/night
    • Interactive: https://theskylive.com/3dsolarsystem
  4. Seasons

    • LO: Explain how the seasons are produced by an orbit
    • LO: Explain how the Moon has phases and creates tides
    • Video: How Earth Moves (Vsauce) (FCG only)
    • Anallema, Solargraph
    • Notes: seasons and tides!
    • Homework: Education Perfect
  5. Phases of the Moon

    • LO: Explain how the Moon has phases and creates tides
    • How often full moons occur, diagrams
    • What is a blue moon?
    • Lunar eclipses
  6. The Solar System

    • LO: Explain the difference between the sun, planets and moons
    • LO: Use data to compare the surface conditions of planets
    • LO: Identify the structure of the Sun how it produces energy
    • LO: Explain how solar eclipses form
    • Kahoot to start
    • Notes on the solar system
    • Notes on the sun
    • Research document & questions on the solar system
  7. The Space Station

    • Power supply & relate it to the sun
      • ↪️ Note power supply of other space vehicles
    • Health problems in space
      • ↪️ How to avoid/fix them
    • Why should we move off Earth?
      • ↪️ Choice of locations & their properties
      • ↪️ Why should we move?
  8. Supporting Life

    • Conditions for Life on Earth
      • Atmosphere, light, cosmic rays, clouds, temperature
      • ↪️ The impact of not having these things
    • Constellations
  9. Solar System Project P1

    • Form into groups, one for each solar system feature
    • Calculate scaled distance on Top Field (230m E-W)
    • Start painting & making planets
  10. Solar System Project P2

    • Painting of planets
  11. Revision P1

  12. All in a Year

    • New seating plan
    • All in a Year worksheet
  13. Phases of the Moon Revision

    • Quizziz on the ISS
    • Phases of the moon worksheet
  14. TEST

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