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Science Unit 5e- The Sun Moon and Earth.

                                                               This unit is aimed at children in Year 5.

                            A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA Science Unit 5e: The Sun Moon and Earth.

                                                  For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

   

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Vocabulary for unit

(13 pages)

 

Vocabulary to be used during this unit

Cards of words that may be used throughout this unit (39 cards / words – 3 on each sheet)

Research sheets

(4 pages)

 

To research and record information about the sun, moon and earth

Research and record info about the sun, moon and earth on the sheets. Some info provided on last sheet

Words of the rap  song

(2 pages)

 

To learn about the earth, sun and moon

Words of the Rap song ‘Sun, earth, moon

Lyric word scramble

(3 pages)

 

To learn about the earth, sun and moon

Unscramble the given words to complete the rap song

Sun earth moon song

To learn about the earth, sun and moon

Rap song in full to learn about the sun, earth and moon

Sun moon earth song with missing words

To learn about the earth, sun and moon

Sing the missing words of the song – quite difficult but fun!

 

Changes in the moon

 (1 page)

 

To know that the Sun, Earth and Moon are approximately spherical

on the worksheet look at the moon phase, the name and show the position of the moon as it moves around the earth.

Earth sun and moon work

(1 page)

 

To know that the Sun, Earth and Moon are approximately spherical

To know about the relative sizes of the Sun, Moon and Earth

To know that the Sun appears to move across the sky over the course of a day

To  know that it is the Earth that moves, not the Sun,

Complete the sentences. Match words to descriptions –sun moon earth work

Questions about The earth, sun and moon.

(4 pages)

 

Practice questions about The earth, sun and moon. With answers

 

The Sun and The Moon

(7 slides)

Information and animation on a PowerPoint presentation about the sun, earth and moon

The sun

(4 pages)

 

To learn facts about the sun

 

Text to read, comprehension and cloze about the sun

How does the sun help us

(1 page)

 

To learn facts about the sun

 

Text to read.  Answer questions. Word search.

Information text about the Earth

(1 page)

 

To learn facts about the earth

 

Text giving information about The Earth. Write own information text about the Earth

Information text about the moon

(1 page)

 

To learn facts about the moon

 

Text giving information about the moon. Write own information text about the moon

Information text about the sun

(1 page)

 

To learn facts about the sun

 

Text giving information about the sun. Write own information text about the sun

Complete a presentation

(2 pages)

 

To know and present facts about the sun, the moon or the earth

 

Complete a PowerPoint presentation using the given guidelines and criteria. Fill in investigation and planning sheet

Sun observation record

 (1 page)

 

To make observations of where the Sun rises and sets and to recognise the patterns in these

Make observations of the sun and record on given sheet

Moon observation record

 (1 page)

 

To make observations of the moon  and to recognise the patterns in these

Make observations of the moon and record on given sheet

Sunrise and sunset

 (1 page)

 

To present times of sunrise and sunset in a graph and to recognise trends and patterns in the data

Use the information given to complete graph or to make own graph about the times of sunrise and sunset during a year

Sunrise and sunset times

(13 pages)

 

To present times of sunrise and sunset in a graph and to recognise trends and patterns in the data

Calendars for each month in 2011 showing sunset and sunrise times. Table to be completed to show info from calendars

The Earth and Seasons

(2 pages)

 

 

To  know that the Earth takes a year to make one complete orbit of the Sun, spinning as it goes

Fill the gaps about the earth and spheres. Work out which words answer why we have seasons

The moon and its phases

(2 pages)

 

To learn that the Moon takes approximately 28 days to orbit the Earth

To learn that the different appearance of the Moon over 28 days provides evidence for a 28‑day cycle

Picture to show the different phases of the moon. Put in correct answer for the moon’s phase under each picture

Compare and contrast

(3 pages)

 

Review work done on the Earth, Moon and Sun

Use knowledge of the sun, moon and earth to show the differences  on a Venn diagram and written work

Loop cards

(5 pages)

 

Review work done on the Earth, Moon and Sun

Loop cards to cut out about the earth, sun and moon. Answers on last page.

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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