Following the last post on my Year 9 co-construction activities, we have been enjoying learning about Space and Pressure. The Space Team has had a lot of interesting ideas and, between us, we have planned and delivered some interesting lessons.
The lessons on scale of distance and size in the universe and solar system were fascinating. One of the students found this interesting conversion table on the internet and we used that as a checking mechanism after students had been asked to create a scale model in their books.
We enjoyed creating a scale model of the Solar System on the school field.
We then looked at a range of everyday phenomena, asking students to account for them in terms of the Earth’s rotation. This included seasonal variations in day length, temperature and Sun trajectory in the sky, the Sun rising in the East, different day lengths on planets. …
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