Space

Downloadable resources and worksheets at the bottom of the page.
Padlet link click here

Lesson Ideas

Stargazing Live KS2 Lesson Plans - wot I wrote! here

http://www.jbprimaryscience.co.uk/space/Earth%20Sun%20and%20Moon%20Model.doc?attredirects=0&d=1
Make an Earth, Sun and Moon model. See worksheet here


Mariam "Al-Astrolabiya" Al-Ijliya, the astrolabe maker, features in this great video on Islamic inventions from The Golden Age. This can be used with the Muslim Space Science powerpoint and the writing frame below.

Websites
LIVE streaming video from the International Space Station.
(Sometimes you can even hear them talking!)

ISS Passes
To find out times you can see the International Space Station over the UK go to
Chris Hadfield's Space Oddity video from the ISS


http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z29gcdm

Why don't eclipses happen every full moon?
Great animation to explain this in the BBC iWonder guide. Here

Please select an image.
Stellarium
Free planetarium software to download and use here

Neave Online Planetarium 
Not as pretty as Stellarium but simpler, with no installing - here.

Fourmilab Site
View and customise images of the Moon from the Earth here.
View and customise images of the Earth from space here.
- (You can even do the phases of the Earth!)
Instructions on using Fourmilab here


Songs

http://ks2songs.blogspot.co.uk/

Mr a, Mr C and Mr D's KS2 song about the Earth, Sun and Moon. Here
See the Phases of the Moon rap in the videos section below.

P.E.

Home

Great resources to help KS2 
'Train Like an Astronaut'.

Interactives

The Children's University Of Manchester
Some very good animations and explanations at the Children's University site here

This here animation is particularly good

BBC Science Clips
The Interactive for Earth, Sun and Moon is here.
The Interactive about Light and Shadows is hereThis one has a good section on how shadows appear to move - Click on the 'Outside' button.

Web Cams

View web cams to learn about night and day and the Earth spinning on its axis.
Hong Kong here
Middle School in Macau here
Times Square New York here
Sydney Harbour here
London, Abby Road here
Or find other web cams here

Questions

https://www.highlightskids.com/science-questions/archives#

Some great questions (and answers) about space here

The Seasons

Why is it warmer in the summer?
A good explanation of the seasons from NASA. Here

A great video montage of the changing seasons from the BBC


Children's Books

Is a blue whale the biggest thing there is?
By Robert E Wells
The best book on space ever! Non-fiction but a very readable format.



Oscar and the Moth. By Geoff Waring
In which the moth teaches Oscar that the sun only appears to move across the sky. Actually it is the Earth spinning.


George's Secret Key to the Universe.
By Lucy and Stephen Hawking - Yes, him!
Great chapter book for UKS2.


The Time and Space of Uncle Albert

By Russell Stannard

A great book introducing UKS2 children to the concepts of relativity


Papa, please get the moon for me.

By Eric Carle. - KS1

See the video on this page.


Other Books


How to catch a star. By Oliver Jeffers
The way back home. By Oliver Jeffers

There's no place like space. By Dr Seuss

Q Pootle 5. By Nick Butterworth

The Blackest Hole in Space. By Penny Little and Vincent Vigla

A Long Way Away. By Frank Viva




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