Science KS2: The moon and the sea

The two children look up at the sky through binoculars and learn about the phases of the Moon.

Soon they leave for the Royal Observatory Edinburgh to look closer still at the Moon and find out about craters, mountains and other features.

This clip is from the series Little Stargazing

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used to develop an awareness of the phases of the Moon, tides, how we look at the Moon and what we can see on the Moon.

Children could make a moving model showing how the Moon seems to change shape and construct a giant telescope from kitchen foil tubes and look through it as it points through the opening of a tent ‘observatory’.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Physics or Science Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in England and Northern Ireland, Key Stage 2 in Wales and First / Second Level in Scotland.

More from the series Little Stargazing

The sun and the stars
Hunting the Northern Lights in Lapland
Rockets and astronauts