Earth, Sun & Moon - Grade 3 to 6

42 minute video + 9 Printable Experiments + Scope & Sequence + Cross-curricular Teaching & Project Ideas + Curriculum links & more

A complete unit of work on space science designed for Grades 3 to 6

Learn about solar & lunar eclipses, how our seasons form, how tides are influenced by the Moon & the Sun & so much more! From the Sun's composition to water ice on the Moon, your students will learn how the Earth, Sun & Moon interactions influence their lives as well as future space exploration.

Following the 42 minutes of video & student activities, your students will be able to:
> Describe the difference between a Star, a Moon and a Planet
> Know the relative size differences of the Sun, Earth & Moon
> Know the distance of the Sun and the Moon from Earth
> Detail how the Sun produces light & heat
> Describe how tilt of the Earth causes the seasons
> Describe how the phases of the Moon occur
> Model a solar eclipse vs a lunar eclipse
> Describe how tides are formed Identify why we only see one side of the Moon
> Know that the Earth wobbles on its axis and this influences climate
> Detail how craters are formed and why there are more craters on the Moon vs the Earth
> Identify that there is water ice on the moon and this is a potential fuel source for a lunar colony
> Describe how light is used to analyse star movement, temperature and composition

Curriculum links across Australia, USA, Canada & New Zealand (see below for specific linkages)
> Australian Curriculum
> NSW Science Syllabus
> Victorian F - 10 Science Curriculum
> US Next Generation Science Standards
> The Ontario Curriculum
> The New Zealand Curriculum

Includes 9 printable experiments to run in class plus student quizzes, a sample marking rubric, scope & sequence, cross-curricular teaching ideas, student project ideas, common student misconceptions to be aware of as well as Australian, USA, Canadian & New Zealand curriculum outcomes, crossword, word search, experiment templates, colouring-in sheets and a risk assessment template.

Optional materials to have on-hand include a flour, coffee powder, rocks, tray, light, earth globe, two balls, toilet paper, stickers, darkened room, Oreo cookies, plate, colouring markers, a printer, clear plastic, paper & two books

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This 30-minute video & student activities cover a variety of demonstrations including;  
- the rainbow column, - dry ice effects on water pH, - Phenolphthalein as an indicator - plus natural indicators found in red cabbage and turmeric.  

Includes 10 x experiments to run in class plus student quizzes, a sample marking rubric, scope & sequence, cross-curricular teaching ideas, student project ideas as well as Australian and USA curriculum outcomes and a risk assessment template.

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Ben Newsome CF

Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education to deliver science education across Australia, having now reached 3 million kids since 2004. 
He has worked in hundreds of schools & early learning centres, has presented countless preschool teacher professional development programs and is a regular speaker at teaching & learning conferences.

He is a qualified science teacher, 2013 Churchill Fellow, 2020 AMP Tomorrow Maker, 2015, 2016 & 2018 Australian Small Business Winner for Children’s Education Services and the receiver of both the 2023 University of Technology Sydney Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and the Faculty Award of Excellence for Science plus several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.

Ben is a former educator leader for the International Society for Technology in Education, a board member for Educating 4 Leadership, is an advisory board member of the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration and an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW.

He is also the author of ‘Be Amazing! How to teach science the way primary kids love’ & the host of the FizzicsEd Podcast.

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Course Pricing

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$39.95 AUD

  • 42 minute video
  • 9 Experiments
  • Student Project Ideas
  • Vocabulary List & Quiz
  • Scope & Sequences
  • Cross-curricular Teaching Ideas
  • Common student misconceptions
  • Background Teacher notes
  • Marking Rubric
  • Experiment & Risk assessment templates
  • Crossword puzzle & Word search
  • Colouring-in sheets
  • Curriculum links for Australia, USA, Canada & New Zealand