Earth’s Rotation Workbook

Years

6

Pages

10

Resource

Description

Use this comprehensive worksheet booklet as part of your teaching and learning sequence when completing a unit of work around the Earth’s rotation on its axis, which causes regular change.Students will complete worksheets on topics such as include:
  • Exploring Size - This investigation will help students understand and compare the size of the sun and moon, addressing misconceptions that the sun and moon are the same sizes.
  • The Sun as a Source of Light – Another investigation into light and shadows. As students observe the movement and change in the shape of shadows, they will begin to make connections between night and day.
  • Exploring Movement – A cut and paste activity for students to show their understanding of the Earth and moon’s movement.
  • Making a sundial – This hands-on activity will show how ancient civilisations used the movement of the sun to tell time. Students will make connections to modern clocks and the sun.
  • Indigenous perspectives – Look at how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples understood phenomena in the sky and passed this knowledge on through cultural stories.
Simply print as a booklet and get straight into learning! Or download the individual worksheets based on your students’ needs.You might also be interested in our suite of digital lessons that support each of these topics above.

Additional information

Australian Curriculum Code

AC9S6U02

File Format

pdf

Australian Curriculum V9

F - 6

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