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Earth, Sun & Moon Unit of Work (Stage 2, Stage 3)

On Demand

LeaLearn about solar & lunar eclipses, how our seasons form, how tides are influenced by the Moon & the Sun & so much more! From the Sun’s composition to water ice on the Moon, your students will learn how space influence their lives!


ACTIVITY OUTLINE:

Following the 42 minutes of video & student activities, your students will be able to:

> Describe the difference between a Star, a Moon and a Planet
> Know the relative size differences of the Sun, Earth & Moon
> Know the distance of the Sun and the Moon from Earth
> Detail how the Sun produces light & heat
> Describe how the tilt of the Earth causes the seasons
> Describe how the phases of the Moon occur
> Model a solar eclipse vs a lunar eclipse
> Describe how tides are formed Identify why we only see one side of the Moon
> Know that the Earth wobbles on its axis and this influences climate
> Detail how craters are formed and why there are more craters on the Moon vs the Earth
> Identify that there is water ice on the moon and this is a potential fuel source for a lunar colony
> Describe how light is used to analyse star movement, temperature and composition

Includes 9 printable experiments to run in class plus student quizzes, a sample marking rubric, scope & sequence, cross-curricular teaching ideas, student project ideas, common student misconceptions to be aware of as well as Australian, NSW & Victorian curriculum outcomes, crossword, word search, experiment templates, colouring-in sheets and a risk assessment template.


IS THIS A FREE EVENT? No


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Fizzics Education

Event Details

Event Type

On Demand (available until: 21-Feb-2026 05:00PM)

Delivery Platform

Online Course Software

Duration

60 Minutes

Price

$39.95 one-time cost

or

You can get all of the K to 6 Units of Work together as a yearly subscription!

  • Save lesson planning time
  • Cost-efficient for the yearly budget

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Payment Instructions

Payment via credit card on the page.

If you need to pay via invoice, please contact the Fizzics Education office

Curriculum

Primary

Syllabus Outcomes

ST2-8PW-ST, ST2-9PW-ST, ST3-6MW-S, ST3-8PW-ST, ST3-9PW-ST

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Science and Tech » Working Scientifically and Design and Production » Physical World

Learning Intentions & Success Criteria

Following this 42-minute video & supporting class activities, your students be able to;

  • Describe the difference between a Star, a Moon and a Planet
  • Know the relative size differences of the Sun, Earth & Moon
  • Know the distance of the Sun and the Moon from Earth
  • Detail how the Sun produces light & heat
  • Describe how the tilt of the Earth causes the seasons
  • Describe how the phases of the Moon occur
  • Model a solar eclipse vs a lunar eclipse
  • Describe how tides are formed
  • Identify why we only see one side of the Moon
  • Know that the Earth wobbles on its axis and this influences climate
  • Detail how craters are formed and why there are more craters on the Moon vs the Earth
  • Identify that there is water ice on the moon and this is a potential fuel source for a lunar colony
  • Describe how light is used to analyse star movement, temperature and composition

Inquiry/focus question

  • Why does the Sun appear to rise in the east and set in the west?
  • What makes day and night on Earth?
  • How does the Moon change its shape, and why does it have phases?
  • What causes eclipses of the Sun and Moon?
  • How does the Earth move in space, and what is its orbit like?
  • How do seasons change, and why do they happen?
  • What is the significance of the equator and the poles on Earth?
  • How do scientists study the Earth, Sun, and Moon using telescopes and other instruments?
  • Are there any missions or space explorations that have studied the Sun, Moon, or Earth in more detail?
  • What are the different layers of the Sun, and what happens in each layer?
  • What causes tides on Earth, and how are they related to the Moon & the Sun?
  • Why does the moon always shows the same side to us?
  • What is the difference between a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse?
  • What is a star, and how is it different from a moon or a planet?
  • How can we compare the sizes of the Sun, Earth, and Moon?
  • How far away is the Sun from Earth, and how does that compare to the distance between Earth and the Moon?
  • How does the Sun produce light and heat?
  • Why do we have different seasons on Earth, and how does the tilt of the Earth’s axis contribute to this?
  • How do the phases of the Moon change, and why do they happen?
  • What is the difference between a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse, and how do they occur?
  • Why are there more craters on the Moon compared to the Earth?
  • Is there water ice on the Moon, and why is it important for potential lunar colonies and exploration?
  • How do scientists use light to study stars, including their movement, temperature, and composition?

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Purchases are non-refundable.

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Presenter Bio

Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education to deliver science education across Australia, having now reached 3 million kids since 2004.  He is a qualified science teacher, 2013 Churchill Fellow2020 AMP Tomorrow Maker,  2015, 2016 & 2018 Australian Small Business Winner for Children’s Education Services2020 WSABE Outstanding Business Leader of the Year, 2019 Blacktown Business Person of the Year, and the receiver of both the 2023 University of Technology Sydney Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and the Faculty Award of Excellence for Science plus several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.

Ben is a board member for Educating 4 Leadership, is an advisory board member of the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration, an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW and is part of the  NSW Churchill Fellows Association committee. He is also the author of ‘Be Amazing! How to teach science the way primary kids love’ & the host of the FizzicsEd Podcast.

In 2012 Ben co-founded the non-profit Virtual Excursions Australia which has now grown to include over 40 major cultural institutions and departmental distance education managers, where together VEA members create collaborative video conference events and share tips and tricks on best practice. In 2015 he co-founded another non-profit called the Pinnacle Education Collaborative, a network of over 30 cultural organisations in North America that deliver virtual excursions to schools, retirement homes, remand centres and more.

Joining The Event

Technology and Materials Requirements

Internet device and screen with speakers to show the students the video.

Optional materials to have on-hand include a flour, coffee powder, rocks, tray, light, earth globe, two balls, toilet paper, stickers, darkened room, Oreo cookies, plate, colouring markers, a printer, clear plastic, paper & two books

Pre Event Requirements

Optional materials to have on-hand include a flour, coffee powder, rocks, tray, light, earth globe, two balls, toilet paper, stickers, darkened room, Oreo cookies, plate, colouring markers, a printer, clear plastic, paper & two books

Connecting To The Event

You will receive a unique link to view the video and coursework once you have paid on the software platform.

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Ben Newsome

Phone: 02 9674 2191

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/

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