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Earth, Sun and Moon


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England

Key Stage 2
Programme of study: Science
Sc4 Physical processes; The Earth and beyond
  • 4a: that the Sun, Earth and Moon are approximately spherical
  • 4c: how day and night are related to the spin of the Earth on its own axis
  • 4d: that the Earth orbits the Sun once each year, and that the Moon takes approximately 28 days to orbit the Earth
QCA scheme of work primary science unit 5E: Earth, Sun and Moon

Wales

Key Stage 2
Programme of study: Science
Physical processes; The Earth and beyond
  • 4.1: that the Sun, Earth and Moon are approximately spherical
  • 4.4: that the Earth spins around its own axis, and how day and night are related to this spin
  • 4.5: that the Earth orbits the Sun once each year, and that the Moon takes approximately 28 days to orbit the Earth
Northern Ireland

Key Stage 3
Programme of study: Science
Physical processes; Earth in Space
  • a: know that the Sun, Moon and Earth are spherical bodies
  • b: learn that day and night can be explained in terms of the rotation of the Earth on its axis, and that year length can be explained in terms of the movement of the Earth round the Sun
  • d: use a simple model to learn about the changing phases of the Moon
Scotland

Environmental studies: 5-14 National guidelines
Science; Earth and space; Earth in space
  • Level B: describe how day and night are related to the spin of the Earth
  • Level E: explain day, month and year in terms of the relative motion of the Sun, the Earth and the Moon


 
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