Our Place in Space - Our Solar System

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In this lesson, we start our journey in outer space. We'll introduce ourselves to what we would find in our local space neighbourhood, the solar system
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Activity 1

Fact Hunt
In this activity, the children will work in pairs to find the answers to solar system themed questions. One partner will run out and try find an answer in the play area while the other writes the answer.
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Activity 2

Fact Hunt Cards
Down below you will find the solar system themed fact cards to hide around the play area. I recommend you hide them in plain site so that time is spent on reading the facts rather than finding them.
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Everything you need to give this lesson a try. On the left side we have our lesson objectives, in the middle are the activities and on the right are the assessment tools!
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From the Curriculum

Strand: Natural Environments
Strand Unit: Planet Earth in Space

Curriculum Objectives

The child should be enabled to:
1) recognise that the Earth, its moon, the sun, other planets and their satellites are separate bodies and are parts of the solar system.

Learning Objectives

-use the language of history including: chronology, timeline, causes, sources.

-sequence the events leading up to the start of WW1.

-identify some of the reasons why WW1 started.

-use online sources of information to research the flags of WW1 countries.

Learning Activities

-Video Stimulus: watch the video stimulus explaining the causes of WW1, pausing the video when prompted to answer stimulus questions.
-Comic Strip Sequencing: draw a three piece comic strip that explains the events of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination.
-Summarising: using the video content, summarise three reasons why war was inevitable, even without Ferdinand's assassination.
-Flag Research: using ICT resources, research the flags of various countries that took part in WW1. Research carefully to make sure you are finding sources that show WW1 flags not modern flags.


-Teacher Designed Tasks:
1) Comic Strip Sequence
2) Reasons for War
3) Flag Research Sheet

-Teacher Questioning:
1) Can you identify a few reasons why WW1 started?
2) Can you put the events of Franz Ferdinand's assassination in order?

Rang Maher