Y5 The Earth Spins

Pupils learn that the Earth spins and that it completes one rotation every 24 hours. Pupils learn that it is the spinning of the Earth that provides us with night and day.

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night
  • NaG - pupils should be introduced to a model of the Sun and Earth that enables them to explain day and night
  • WS - pupils could use simple models to describe scientific ideas

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